CAETA Peaceful Euthanasia Certification

The CAETA Peaceful Euthanasia Certification program caters to veterinarians and veterinary staff. 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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Program Instructor


Dr. Kathleen Cooney
CHPV, CPEV, DACAW resident

Dr. Kathleen Cooney has been practicing advanced end-of-life care since 2006. She is the founder and Senior Director of Medical Education for the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA). Dr. Cooney is well known for her work in companion animal euthanasia and is an author and international speaker on the subject. She is a strong advocate for best practices in all aspects of end-of-life care and loves all things old and gray.