Gundog First Aid Course

This one day course will be theory and practical based. We aim to ensure that the practical element is realistic and relevant. 

This course is for individuals who have working dogs on shoots around the UK and who wish to know more about maximising their dog’s health and administering canine first aid.

Trainer information

The training is provided by Dr Victoria Strong BSc (Hons) BVSc DVetMed AFHEA MRCVS. She is a qualified veterinary surgeon from the University of Liverpool. She spent three years in full-time mixed veterinary practice before completing a four-year postgraduate doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Nottingham. 

Dr Strong is currently a senior lecturer in animal and veterinary nursing science at Nottingham Trent University.

Course structure

The course will involve both theory and hands-on teaching. By the end of the day those attending will:

  • Understand the importance of preventative health measures in ensuring the health of gundogs.
  • Know how to perform a basic clinical examination and to identify issues requiring immediate attention.
  • Be aware of the common health risks associated with working a gundog and how they can be prevented and/or identified.
  • Be able to administer first aid to dogs following minor and major trauma, sudden illness or collapse.


  • £125 BASC members
  • £140 Non-members

Entry requirements

None required.

BASC gundog first aid courses

Additional information and cancellation policy

Should there be insufficient bookings, BASC reserve the right to cancel the course. In the interest of fairness, BASC will aim to notify candidates of a cancellation as soon as possible. Candidates will be offered the option to transfer to another course if available. We strongly recommend that you book refundable accommodation as BASC will not be responsible for any loss incurred by candidates. If for any reason you cancel your place on the course, then the following scale of charges may apply:
 Charge to non-memberCharge to member
Reallocation to another course (only available eight weeks or more before the course start date)£25£25
Second reallocation to another course (only available eight weeks or more before the course start date AND in exceptional circumstances)£50£50
Cancellation more than eight weeks before the course start date40% course cost30% course cost
Cancellation less than eight weeks but more than four weeks before the course start date75% course cost60% course cost
Cancellation less than four weeks before the course start date100% course cost100% course cost

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