Course Description

This module is unique in that it is part of our Online Master Program and is offered individually. We will outline euthanasia-related factors affecting the health and overall well being of the veterinary team. We will focus on standardizing protocols for efficiency and consistency, review team training procedures, and discuss use of a team training manual. Attention will also be given to help personnel cope with euthanasia-related stress and reduce compassion fatigue. 1 CE credit following brief quiz and survey.

Course curriculum

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    Euthanasia Team Support

    • Euthanasia Team Support

    • 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.

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