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RECOVER CPR Certification Course

May 23, 2024 (no hotel stay)

6 CE credit hours (RACE approved) | $650

Course Description

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. Because of this, participants must have successfully completed the RECOVER online BLS and ALS courses available at 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! Registration for the online portion of the certifying course is included in the registration fee of the onsite portion to be held at the conference. Once registration for this lab is complete, participants will be notified with login information for the online portion of the course and must be completed before the onsite portion for the individual to become certified in RECOVER CPR.

Course Leader

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

Ken has been reimagining veterinary nursing over the course of the past 23 years in the eld. He is a double VTS in emergency and critical care and small animal internal medicine, and has a 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. Over the years, he has received multiple Veterinary Technician of the Year Awards for his work to bring further recognition of the vital role of the veterinary technicians and nurses through work with organizations like NAVTA. Ken co-edited the Veterinary Technician and Nurse’s Daily Reference Guide for Canine and Feline, and the Manual of Veterinary Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking. He also publishes articles and presents internationally on topics in ECC, transfusion medicine, and the veterinary nursing profession.

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


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

Additional Instructors

  • Armi Pigott, DVM, DACVECC
  • Elke Rudloff, DVM, DACVECC
  • Daniel Fletcher, PHD, DVM, DACVECC