Advanced Euthanasia Techniques Workshop $99
3 hour hands-on wet lab, RACE CE-approved for for veterinarians and technicians. 
*Those who have completed the CAETA online Master Program may attend the workshop at no charge. Contact [email protected] to register for free.*

Workshop Location: Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital
10140 W. 44th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Who should attend: Veterinarians, Veterinary technicians/nurses, Veterinary social workers, shelter personnel and grief counselors seeking to understand and master the complexities of companion animal euthanasia.

Sunday November 13, 2022   9-12pm

This 3-hour laboratory will provide hands on euthanasia practice using companion animal cadavers.  Participants will be able to isolate venous pathways, practice organ injections, make memorial items such as paw prints and ink prints, test out various supplies, practice respectful body handling and more.  This is an opportunity to learn the anatomy again through invaluable technique training from the instructor and other participants alike.  We also outline all the necessary supplies for both the hospital and mobile setting, and review the CAETA Euthanasia Team Training Manual.  Being prepared for all scenarios is the secret to success.  It brings peace of mind and helps ensure the veterinary team is able to successfully complete the procedure.  No detail is too big or too small.

Learning Objectives

  1. More confidently administer via the intraorgan route

  2. Choose the best vein to work with every time

  3. Provide respectful body handling and memorialization


  1. Review of injection techniques

  2. Demonstration: Intravenous injection

  3. Demonstration: Intracardiac injection

  4. Demonstration: Intrahepatic injection

  5. Demonstration: Intraperitoneal injection

  6. Demonstration: Intrarenal injection

  7. Cadaver injection practice time

  8. Memorialization and body handling demonstration

  9. Closing Q and A time

  10. Summary and departure


Course curriculum

    1. Workshop Information


About this course

  • $99.00
  • 1 lesson
  • 0 hours of video content


DVM, MS, CHPV, CCFP 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.