P.E.I. pet owners will be able to learn some hands-on healthcare for their cats and dogs at a workshop being held at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown.

Pet owners will be able to learn how to identify injuries and what to do when an animal is in distress.  

"The biggest thing probably is going to be how to assess, you know, what is an emergency, what isn't, when their animal is in distress or pain, how to handle an injured pet so you don't get hurt yourself or hurt them further," said Kathy Ling, a community practice veterinarian with the vet college.

The topic of Ling's workshop includes primary assessment, handling an injured pet, bleeding, shock, common toxins, and recognizing signs of pain and distress.

The  pet first aid workshop is free and open to anyone who wants to attend on Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m.