North Port Animal Hospital is proud to serve the North Port FL area for everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Kathryn Rivers, who is a licensed, experienced North Port veterinarian.
Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. North Port Animal Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
The North Port Team is now RECOVER Rescuer Certified!
At North Port Animal Hospital, we take patient care very seriously and are always looking for ways to improve our skills and continue our education. Our team recently participated in the RECOVER Initiative.
RECOVER is evidence based canine and feline CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) guidelines. RECOVER certification is broken up into Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS). BLS focuses on recognizing Cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA), responding to CPA, providing high quality chest compression, mouth to snout and intubated ventilation, and the CPR 2-minute cycle. ALS focuses on continuing the RECOVER CPR algorithm including monitoring equipment (ECG & ETCO2), diagnosing ECG arrest rhythm and shockable rhythms, defibrillation, and drug therapies. RECOVER certification includes an online course going over the evidence-based guidelines and an in-person simulation training. The simulation training includes use of simulation software and CPR mannequin teams of 4-6 work together on 2-3 simulation cases. The in-person training includes training on feedback and closed-loop communication training and ends with a mega-code simulation test case. Upon completion of this training, we are very proud to announce that two of our veterinarians and four veterinary technicians completed the BLS & ALS certification, and one of our Client Service Representatives is now BLS certified!
You can learn more about the RECOVER Initiative here (https://recoverinitiative.org/).