CAETA Peaceful Euthanasia Certification

The CAETA Peaceful Euthanasia Certification program caters to veterinarians and veterinary staff. Regularly priced at $340, this program covers a wide range of topics, including euthanasia techniques, best practices, sedation protocols, anesthesia, and behavioral euthanasia. By enrolling, you will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to provide gentle and skillful companion animal euthanasia.

Upon successful completion of the course and final exam, you will earn a prestigious credential as a Certified Peaceful Euthanasia Veterinarian (CPEV, for DVMs) or a Certified Peaceful Euthanasia Professional (CPEP, for other veterinary professionals). Additionally, participants will accrue 10 hours of RACE-approved continuing education credit (CE) recognized by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).

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Master Program Instructor


Kathleen Cooney

Kathleen Cooney has been practicing advanced end-of-life care since 2006. She is well-known for her work in companion animal euthanasia and has authored two books on the subject. Dr. Cooney has collaborated in euthanasia training for the AVMA, AAHA, IAAHPC, HABRI, the Fear Free program, and is founder and Director of Education for the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy. The core certificate program is Dr. Cooney's design and is based around the 14 Essential Components of Companion Animal Euthanasia. She is a strong advocate for best practices in all aspects of end-of-life care and speaks nationally and internationally on such topics. Dr. Cooney is also the founder of Cooney Animal Hospice Consulting and past President of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) and remains active in their organization, including design of their Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Certification Program, launched in 2016. As of 2020, Dr. Cooney is working on becoming boarded in Animal Welfare through the American College of Animal Welfare.