Canine Wilderness First Aid (Woofa)

About this Event


Thursday, November 12th, 9 AM – 5 PM | Classroom Lecture / Skills Practice
Friday, November 13th, 9 AM – 4 PM | Field Exercises with K9s / Scenarios


Edmond Fire Training Facility
5300 E Covell Road, Edmond, OK, 73034


$50 / Person (Limit One K9 per Student)

This course includes classroom presentations, skills training, and field exercises to provide the skills necessary for SAR K9 handlers to perform lifesaving medical assistance for canines injured in the field. The course is based on real world scenarios that will bridge the handler’s human first aid training to apply it to injured canines.

Topics to be covered include K9 anatomy and physiology, assessment/reading your dog, restraint/muzzle, bleeding control, chest wounds, poisons/snake bites, heat stroke/exhaustion, fractures/splinting, bloat, CPR, overview of IVs, K9 first aid kit contents, medications and more. A resource book and first aid supplies are provided.

About the Instructor, Dr. Wayne A. Svodoba, DVM

For 30 years, Dr. Wayne A. Svadoba, owner of Hayden Road Animal Hospital, has provided veterinary medical care and advanced emergency training for over 20 public safety K9 teams in Arizona.


Fairfield Marriott Edmond
301 Melina Drive
Edmond, OK 73034

Reservations call (405) 341-4818 & Book under “Ground Zero” no later than 11/1/20.

$72/night includes breakfast & free WiFi. Choice between a King or 2 Queens. Rooms have coffee maker, microwave & refrigerator.

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The class is open to members of government-affiliated search and rescue teams. Ground Zero does not assume liability for injuries during the class. Students should verify coverage by their home agency.