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Looking for Something Extra?

Our exciting, small-scale hands-on labs offer real experience, taught by industry professionals who will give you personal feedback. This is the moment to practice your skills or learn new ones and ask all the questions you've always wanted to ask.

This course has limited capacity, so we can guarantee plenty of time for practice, feedback, and Q&A. Simply add them to your cart when you sign up for New York Vet through our registration form, or contact us via email or at 646-437-9080.

RECOVER CPR BLS and ALS Rescuer Certification

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Participants must have a valid online BLS and ALS course completion certificate to attend this workshop. 

Course Objective 1:

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 and interpret data from them, and rapidly diagnose the arrest ECG rhythm to determine the best ALS therapies for the patient.

Course Objective 2:

Administer the most effective drugs and other adjunctive therapies for patients with cardiopulmonary arrest.

Course Objective 3:

Perform life-saving procedures such as venous cutdowns, intraosseous catheter placement, and open chest CPR.


There are two opportunities to participate in this course:

  • Thursday, November 3rd:
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, November 4th: 
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

There will be a 1 hour lunch break at 12:00 PM


Attendees can earn 6 CE Credits when attending the course in full. 

This course has been approved for 6 RACE-approved CE credits. 




Open to: Veterinarians, Owner/Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Students
Capacity: 20 per day
Cost: $300

(available to add to cart while registering or call us at 646-437-9080 to register.)



Ken Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC), VTS (SAIM)
Chief Veterinary Nursing Officer
Veterinary Emergency Group


During his 20+ years in the field, Ken has discovered and refined his role as a veterinary technician by promoting compassionate and progressive care for patients and their families. He obtained his VTS certification in emergency and critical care as well as small animal internal medicine and achieved his master's degree in Veterinary Science. He is currently the Chief Veterinary Nursing Officer for Veterinary Emergency Group and the Program Director for the RECOVER Initiative. He has been awarded the NAVTA Veterinary Technician of the Year award in 2016, the California Veterinary Medical Association Veterinary Technician of the Year award in 2016, and the California RVT Association of the Year award in 2017. Ken has co-edited the Manual of Veterinary Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking and has published various text chapters and articles in various publications. He gives presentations internationally on topics in ECC, transfusion medicine, and the veterinary nursing profession. 

Ken works to encourage further recognition of the vital role of the veterinary nurses and technicians through work with organizations such as the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America co-chairing the Veterinary Nurse Initiative and serving as a board member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians and Nurses, and the Veterinary Innovation Council. He is also an advocate for the Open Hospital Concept, encouraging veterinary practices to invite the pet owners to “the back” as a part of the team. 

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

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