The Companion Animal
Euthanasia Training Academy

Providing outstanding education in companion animal euthanasia to improve the overall experience for the pet, caregivers, and veterinary team.

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"Education in the Art of Gentle Death"

Program Overview

The Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy, founded in 2016, brings detailed training to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, and euthanasia technicians, 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 training is currently offered in the United States and will soon be offered in England. In June 2018, CAETA will launch the online program.


Dr. Kathy Cooney gave me the confidence to gently guide my clients through this very difficult time so that they would have no regrets. She is such a valuable resource to me! My business continues to grow and I continue to learn from her. I attended her Euthanasia Techniques Lab and can’t say enough about the benefit of this hands-on learning opportunity.

Dr. Laurie Brush


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 [Read More]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.

Dr. Mary Craig


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