About the Couse:

Those of us working with smaller companion animals are sometimes asked to help companion livestock and horses.  This module seeks to address the similarities and differences. It's designed for small animal veterinary teams who wish to better understand how to euthanize companion livestock and horses.  For those wishing to learn about traditional livestock euthanasia and more information on equine euthanasia, we encourage you to watch those modules to supplement this one.  The book Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques; A practical guide pairs welll with this material.  1 CE credit offered following brief quiz and survey

Course curriculum

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    Companion Livestock and Equine Euthanasia

    • Companion Livestock and Equine Euthanasia

    • End of Module Quiz

    • End of Module Survey



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.