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NJVC is excited to offer RECOVER™ Rescuer CPR certification for veterinarians and veterinary technicians!

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 NJVC. Prior to NJVC, participants must have successfully completed the RECOVER online BLS and ALS courses. Successful completion of this workshop 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!

Registration for the online portion of the certifying course is a prerequisite for the onsite portion, and  is included in the registration fee. Once registered,  participants will be notified via email with login details for the online portion of the course and this must be completed before the onsite portion for the individual to become certified in RECOVER CPR.

This workshop is approved for 8.5 CE credits by the AAVSB/RACE and NYSED for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

To learn more about RECOVER, please visit their website

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.




  • Support Staff: $299
  • Veterinarians: $399

Sunday, March 6, 2022
8:00 – 4:00PM

Attendees that have not completed the online course prior to the workshop date will not be able to participate and the course fees are not refundable.
Registration includes all parts of the workshop and certification, as well as breakfast and lunch at NJVC.


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Learning Objectives:

  • Rapidly recognize patients with cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Properly administer high-quality chest compressions using the most up-to-date approaches in dogs and cats
  • Provide mouth-to-snout or intubated ventilation according to current evidence-based guidelines
  • Utilize effective communication and team skills that will improve your ability to manage emergent and critically ill patients
  • Choose the most useful monitoring devices for patients in cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Read and interpret the data from the various monitoring devices
  • Rapidly diagnose the arrest ECG rhythm to help choose the best ALS therapies for your patient
  • Administer the most effective drugs and other adjunctive therapies for patients with cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Perform life-saving procedures such as venous cutdowns, intraosseous catheter placement, and open chest CPR


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.


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