2020 SVECCS RECOVER™ Rescuer CPR Certification

This year, SVECCS is excited to offer RECOVER™ Rescuer CPR certification for veterinary students, veterinarians, and technicians through the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at Texas A&M University. The Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) initiative developed and disseminated the first true evidence-based veterinary cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines and created these courses. The classes will be held on August 29th 2020, with Basic Life Support (BLS) in the morning, followed by Advanced Life Support (ALS) in the afternoon. This is a packaged deal and courses cannot be purchased individually. Once you have purchased your BLS/ALS package, it is NON-REFUNDABLETo learn more about RECOVER, please visit their website

In order to become rescuer certified for BSL & ALS, you must complete the online BLS & ALS courses before completing the hands-on CPR training labs. We are offering a convenient package that includes the registration fee for both the BSL & ASL hands-on laboratories, the certificate fee, and food (breakfast & lunch) the day of the lab. Remember, you must complete the online course prior to the laboratory in order to qualify for certification. These courses are offered at major conventions, like IVECCS and CE conferences every year. Our classes are over $100 cheaper than the average courses offered at major conventions. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

How to sign up:

The current pricing DOES NOT include the online RECOVER™  courses which are REQUIRED for full RECOVER™  Rescurer certification. You can access the online RECOVER™  courses by:

  • Having already signed up for the free student COVID RECOVER™  promotion
  • Signing up for the courses through the RECOVER™  website at For a limited time, RECOVER™  certification is available at a 30% discount using the code “washyourhands.” This is a fantastic deal!

  • Priority will be given first to all dues paying members of SVECCS.
    • Registration will open on July 6th, 2020 at 8 am
    • Cost: $105.00
  • Student Non-SVECCS members and technicians at the teaching hospital.
    • Registration will open on July 13th, 2020 at 8 am
    • Cost: $130.00 
  • Any DVM that works at the VMTH
    • Registration will open on July 13th, 2020 at 8 am
    • Cost: $130.00


Registration fee for the rescuer certification includes:

  • Certificate fee
  • Registration for the BSL Rescuer Lab given by registered RECOVER™ instructors (2h)
  • Registration for the ASL Rescuer Lab given by registered RECOVER™ instructors (4h)
  • Breakfast and lunch the day of the lab
  • For SVECCS Members: $105.00
  • For Student Non-SVECCS Members/Technicians: $130.00
  • For anyone who has a DVM who works at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital: $130.00

Fine Print:

  • Once you have purchased your BLS/ALS package, we will process your order and then RECOVER™ will send you an email with the link for your online course within one week.
  • To receive certification credit for the labs, BOTH online training courses must be completed PRIOR to the lab. Please have access to printed or digital copies of your course completion certificates before the labs.
  • For certification, attendees must complete BOTH online training courses and BOTH hands-on CPR portions.
  • You cannot participate in the ALS lab without successful completion of the BLS lab.
  • Last day to finish the online training will be August 25th 2020!

Please email with any questions.

Our first group of students and doctors to get RECOVER CPR BLS/ALS certified!

“The clinicians were amazing! I can’t thank them enough for taking time out of their busy schedules to share their knowledge with us on a topic that I feel like doesn’t get enough discussion and practice time in our current curriculum. I liked working in teams and actually performing each task as though a code was occurring. While doing the modules prior to the lab was beneficial, actually putting the knowledge into practice made all the difference in fully understanding and comprehending the information. I appreciated the feedback period where each person could ask questions or make comments on what was observed at any point of the lab.” – Kimery Hankins, 3VM

Previous SVECCS Wetlabs


During the Wetlab students worked with some of the best board certified criticalist and emergency vets as well as the most skilled technicians at the school.  Past wetlabs, students are given the opportunity to practice doing tracheostomies, abdominocentestis, and chest tube placements.  Students will also gain the experience of placing central lines, intraosseous catheters, urinary catheters and naso-gastric tubes, as well as various positions for placing endotracheal tubes in various emergency situations.