Now Available to all Veterinary and Veterinary Technician Schools

CAETA’s Advanced Companion Animal End-of-Life Course

Comprehensive and multi-faceted end-of-life training for students across the U.S. through a versatile combination of in-person, virtual, and workshop formats.

Coursework topics include:

  • Physiology of death
  • Quality-of-life and quality-of-death discussions
  • Hospice and palliative support
  • Sedation and anesthesia protocols
  • Euthanasia best practices and techniques
  • Behavioral and convenience euthanasia
  • Communication skills and empathetic discussions
  • Managing compassion fatigue
  • Grief and bereavement support

CAETA will customize the course to align with your veterinary school’s curriculum.

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75% of veterinary students graduate without ever having performed a euthanasia.
Today’s Veterinary Practice: January/February 2016

Program Instructor


Kathleen Cooney

Dr. Kathleen Cooney has practiced advanced end-of-life care since 2006 and is well-known for her work in companion animal euthanasia. She is the founder of CAETA and has collaborated in euthanasia training with the AVMA, AAHA, IAAHPC, HABRI, and the Fear Free program.