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MARCH 23, 2019
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine | Ithaca, NY

Experience RECOVER CPR through Immersive Simulation

Intensive workshop on veterinary CPR through immersive simulation

The RECOVER CPR Rescuer Certification: Basic and Advanced Life Support is a one day veterinary CPR certification workshop held at the Tetlow and Roy Park Veterinary Innovation Lab. The workshop is targeted at veterinary professionals (veterinarians and veterinary technicians/nurses) who want to learn the evidence-based RECOVER CPR guidelines using immersive simulation. Upon completion of the workshop, you will:

  • Be certified as a RECOVER Certified Basic Life Support Rescuer
  • Be certified as a RECOVER Certified Advanced Life Support Rescuer

RECOVER CPR Certification is the first simulation-based training and certification process for veterinary CPR, and is the only veterinary CPR training program offering certification by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and endorsed by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

Program Details

☐ RECOVER Rescuer Certification – BLS & ALS  (March 23, 2019 10am-5pm)

How do we best treat animals in cardiopulmonary arrest? Evidence-based veterinary CPR guidelines published by the RECOVER Initiative in 2012 aimed at maximizing patient survival after cardiopulmonary arrest led to the official veterinary CPR certification process approved by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. This course will teach the concepts and techniques of RECOVER Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS).

The certification process consists of an online course followed by onsite training at the conference. Participants must have successfully completed the RECOVER online BLS and ALS courses available at (or have taken the courses previously offered by eCornell or Veritas). Successful completion of this course grants certification as a RECOVER BLS and ALS Rescuer. Human medical professionals certify in human CPR. Veterinary medical professionals should certify themselves in veterinary CPR!

Prerequisites: Completion of Online BLS and ALS Courses (

This workshop has approved for 6 CE credits by the AAVSB/RACE and NYSED for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. 

To Register: Fill out the registration form 
Registration Limit : 20

Event Details


March 23, 2019


Tetlow and Roy Park Veterinary Innovation Lab
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
930 Campus Road, Room C2 585, Ithaca, NY 14853


Daniel Fletcher, PhD, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Fletcher has been on the faculty of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine since 2006. After receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California Berkeley/San Francisco, he obtained his DVM from the University of California at Davis. He then completed a rotating internship and emergency and critical care residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He has received multiple teaching awards, including the 2013 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and is co-chair of the RECOVER Initiative, which published the first evidence-based veterinary CPR guidelines. His research interests include disorders of fibrinolysis, epilepsy, and the use of immersive simulation in teaching. He has been building simulators for veterinary education since 2009 and opened the Tetlow and Roy Park Innovation Lab, an immersive simulation center at Cornell in the fall of 2015.

Kenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

Ken Yagi has been practicing in the veterinary field since 2000 obtaining his RVT in 2008 and certifying as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care in 2011 and Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2013. He has obtained his master’s degree in Veterinary Science through the University of Missouri in 2017. As an active educator and VTS he has contributed to the development of training methods and application of the RECOVER guideline in practice. He has been serving as the program director for the RECOVER Initiative since 2017, developing the certification process and international instructor network to establish an evidence-based standard for veterinary CPR worldwide. Ken is currently employed at the Tetlow and Roy Park Innovation Lab at Cornell as the Veterinary Education Simulation Laboratory Manager.

Ken invites everyone to ask “Why?” to understand the “What” and “How” of our field, and to constantly pursue new limits as veterinary professionals and individuals.

Program Schedule

RECOVER CPR Rescuer Certification – BLS and ALS

Date Time Activity
Mar 23 10am-12pm RECOVER BLS Rescuer Certification
12pm-1pm Break
RECOVER ALS Rescuer Certification Part I
RECOVER ALS Rescuer Certification Part II


Step 1: Fill out the Registration Form
Step 2: Submit payment through Cornell Accounting when contacted.
There is a registration limit of 20 seats.


Veterinarian: $199/participant
Veterinary Nurse/Technician: $149/participant

**NOTE: The prerequisite online course is not included in the registration. Participants may enroll in the courses at at a 30% discount by using the code CornellRescuer2019 (which reduces the fees to $105 for veterinarians, $52.50 for Veterinary Technicians/Nurses/Assistants for the BLS/ALS package).

Registration includes participation in all parts of the workshop and certification, snacks, beverages, and lunch.

Hotel and Travel


Our local airport is the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, located four miles from the Cornell campus, which has flights scheduled through American, Delta, and United. If you cannot arrange a flight into Ithaca, you will find that the Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York, offers more options (including flights from two New York City-area airports: JF Kennedy on Delta or Jet Blue and Newark on United). Because the airport in Ithaca is a small regional airport, you may want to consider the Syracuse airport, which offers more flights and is less affected by winter weather issues. Ithaca is 60 miles/100 km (90-minute drive) from Syracuse. Ground transportation can be arranged through a local service, Ithaca Airline Limousine (phone: 1.607.273.3030 or 1.855.349.0084). Several scheduled trips are offered each day and you must call to make a reservation at least 24 hours, and up to 30 days, in advance. You may also arrange transportation to Ithaca through an area taxi service, Lyft, or Uber, or by driving a rental car.


Best Western University Inn offers rooms, including breakfast, and runs free shuttles to the workshop location and the airport. Please call 1-607-272-6100. 

Hilton Garden Inn offers rooms through their website or by phone at 607-277-8900 or 1-877-STAY-HGI.


Please email with any questions.

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