Hi, I’, Mary Oquendo and this is why I teach pet first aid:
Binngo was a 9 year-old Maltese with a known heart condition. His veterinarian cleared him for grooming. But he had a heart attack on my grooming table and died later at the vet’s office. Even though I had taken a pet first aid class 6 years prior, I didn’t remember what to do.
It was probably the most helpless I’ve ever felt in my grooming career. The next day I began looking for local pet first aid classes. I couldn’t find a single one and none of the upcoming trade shows were offering them either.
By chance, there was an upcoming instructor training class about 2 hours south of me. I knew that I didn’t want other groomers to feel the way I did that day and I overcame my fear of speaking in public and signed up.
13 years and thousands of students later, I’m here to help you learn how to save a pet!