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Manlius Veterinarian Offers First Aid Course for Pet Owners

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (March 18, 2015) — Dr. John Endres, owner of Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Manlius, will present the American Red Cross Pet First Aid/CPR/Emergency Preparedness course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Fayetteville Fire Department, 425 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville.
Pet first aid is the immediate and temporary care given to an injured animal until it can be taken to a professional veterinarian for medical care and attention. Pet “first aid” should not be confused with “pet care.” The goals of the American Red Cross Pet First Aid/CPR/Emergency Preparedness course are to teach participants how to be prepared for emergencies that involve a dog or cat, and how to protect themselves and the animal from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies by teaching prompt, effective first aid actions and care.

The course fee is $60 for the four-hour interactive and hands-on presentation. Class size is limited to 16 participants for more individualized instruction and discussion with Dr. Endres. Due to limited class size, pre-registration (including payment) is recommended.  To pre-register, contact Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital at 315-682-0881 or e-mail

If class space is available, onsite registration and payment by cash or credit card will be accepted.

The recommended supplement to the course is the American Red Cross Dog ( or Cat ( First Aid Book and DVD. Both can be ordered online for $17.00 each. Each participant who completes the course will be awarded an American Red Cross Pet First Aid/CPR certificate.

For more information about the course, contact Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Manlius at 315-682-0881 or

Meet Dr. Endres

Dr. Endres graduated with honors from Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He has served the Central New York area for more than 27 years, with experience in both general private practice and veterinary emergency medicine and surgery.          

Dr. Endres strives to stay current in the ever-changing world of veterinary medicine and continually exceeds requirements for continuing education. In addition, he maintains membership in several professional organizations, including the American Animal Hospital Association and the New York State Veterinary Medical Society. Following his interest in promoting family health, he serves as the President of the Madison County Board of Health.

About Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital

Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Manlius was founded more than six years ago by Dr. Endres with the goal to enhance the health of your pets and the health of your family.  Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital is a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital. By being accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, it is recognized as one of the top 15 percent of veterinary practices in the country.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook at and Twitter @OneRedCrossCNY.