Training in Euthanasia Best Practices
The Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy, founded in 2016, brings detailed training to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, shelter personnel, and grief support staff in all aspects of companion animal euthanasia. Coursework topics include drug pharmacology, caregiver considerations, pre-euthanasia sedation protocols, euthanasia techniques, case reviews, and more.
Onsite & Online Veterinary Continuing Education
CAETA offers onsite trainings throughout the United States and around the world. These one-of-a-kind events consist of lectures and laboratory sessions taught over the course of 1.5 days. This provides time for constructive learning along with networking and sharing of individual experiences that shape our end-of-life work.
For those unable to commit to onsite training, CAETA offers online training extracted from the 10-hour core program, along with 10 hours of additional content related to equine, livestock, and exotic euthanasia, compassion fatigue, and pet loss support. Completion of the onsite or online program grants the graduate a Certificate of Completion, the Seal of Excellence, and ongoing access to the CAETA library and resources.
I attended Dr. Cooney's Euthanasia Lab and even though I've been practicing in an end-of-life care practice for 5 years, I learned several useful tips that have improved my techniques and processes. The combination of group discussion, demonstration and one-on-one sharing helped me think about alternate routes of administration and gave me new ideas that have helped me improve my patient care and client care. Whether you are new to this kind of practice or seasoned, attending Dr. Cooney's Euthanasia Lab will be a worthwhile investment of time and money.