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Every single life saved makes a difference

Obtain certification in RECOVER CPR today!

Why Certify?

RECOVER CPR is the only official veterinary CPR certification recognized by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS).

Be Prepared
Be Prepared

RECOVER Certified Rescuers are prepared for the ultimate emergency through the knowledge and skills required to give their patients the best chance of survival.


Methods supported by evidence reviewed by over 100 experts in the field are boiled down to key points and is made practical to apply.

A Better Team
A Better Team

Removes the stress and doubts of CPR by making it systematic and organized, leading to better team satisfaction. Communication and trust is improved by empowering the team.

The Benefits of RECOVER Certification
8.5 Hours of RACE Approved CE

Completion of both the Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) online modules will grant a total of eight and a half hours of RACE approved CE.

RECOVER CPR Certificate

RECOVER CPR BLS and ALS Rescuer certificates are issued for display in veterinary practices and offices to inform pet owners of competent help.

Become a Certified Instructor

Certified RECOVER Rescuers are eligible to become certified instructors to train other veterinary professionals and pet owners in veterinary CPR.

Additional CE Courses

Additional courses on topics related to CPR is offered through the exclusive access area of the website.

Listing in the CPR Certification Directory

Certification status can be confirmed by veterinary practice owners, employers, pet owners, and the public through the directory search on the web.

Seal of Achievement

Your achievement and status can be shown through RECOVER badges to be placed on uniforms, communication materials, business cards, or practice websites.

RECOVER Practice Tools

Access additional RECOVER tools including practice forms, client communication documents, training resources, equipment and supplies lists, and practice tips.

Join the RECOVER Community

Take advantage of the RECOVER community to ask questions, celebrate successes, give and receive support, and share your expertise.

Training was educational, engaging and easy to follow

I learned a lot through the online and in person training I received through the RECOVER Pet Rescuer Certification course. The training was educational, engaging and easy to follow. Though I hope I will never have to use what I learned on my own pets, I now know what to do to help save their lives.

This course was a great experience and I would recommend it to all

I was so excited when I saw that a RECOVER course for non-medical staff was being offered!  It was a great experience to learn some basic life support skills from some of our most seasoned and expert doctors.  While I hope to never have to use these skills on my own pet or those of my friends and family, I have certainly developed a new sense of confidence that I can provide value in an emergency situation. This course was a great experience and I would recommend it to all of our non-medical staff.  Thank you for offering this opportunity for us!

The BLS and ALS have filled the gaps in my knowledge

CPR always makes me nervous despite extensive training in practice. The BLS and ALS have filled the gaps in my knowledge and giving me a thorough understanding of CPA and the CPR interventions and monitoring procedures in place. I loved the RECOVER course and highly recommend them to the entire veterinary profession.

Critical tools to have as a pet owner

Engaging and thorough presentation and contents. Critical tools to have as a pet owner. Thank you.

No more chaos, just CPR.

Before RECOVER, codes could feel like chaos. With RECOVER, CPR has become systematic and predictable by taking the guesswork out of the equation and gives the entire (trained) team clearly defined roles and evidence-based steps to take. No more chaos, just CPR.

The current best evidence

RECOVER helped identify knowledge gaps and future research needs, influencing both clinical researchers as well as laboratory animal researchers. Getting certified means researchers involved in resuscitation research can ensure their study protocols follow the current best evidence, which is typically required for IACUC approval.

A whole team effort

One of the biggest changes I have seen is that RECOVER training has allowed us to utilize all staff members. Assistants are taught to initiate CPR and participate in the code.

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