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What the Library Offers Graduates

The Resource Library holds numerous documents, articles, and research to both support your learning and offer useful tools for your team. Coming soon, our fully recorded euthanasia appointment videos to demonstrate the comprehensive use of our 14 Essential Components.

Resources Include:

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    CAETA Logo for Graduate Use

    • CAETA Logo

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    Honored Stories: Euthanasia Recordings

    • Introduction - Please read

    • Honored Stories: Cholo

    • Honored Stories: Cinnamon

    • Honored Stories: Darth

    • Honored Stories: Grace

    • Honored Stories: Jilly

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    Euthanasia Guidelines

    • 2020 AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals

    • HSUS Euthanasia Reference Manual 2013

    • 2016 AAHA/IAAHPC End-of-Life Care Guidelines

    • 2017 IAAHPC Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Guidelines

    • ICAM-Euthanasia Guide; The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development

    • AVMA Euthanasia State by State Laws; Who can and cannot perform euthanasia

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    Euthanasia Team Training Manual

    • About the Team Training Manual

    • Download the Euthanasia Team Training Manual

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    Sedation / Anesthesia Protocols

    • CAETA Program Oral Sedative Handout

    • Serenity Now

    • 2021 Recommended Pre-Euthanasia Sedation and Anesthesia Protocols

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    Euthanasia Technique

    • CAETA IntraOrgan Illustrations

    • CAETA Euthanasia Technique Laboratory Supplemental Material

    • Technique for Intracardiac Injection (Smith)

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    Client Communication & Bereavement

    • CAETA Euthanasia Procedure Wording and Descriptions

    • Article - Because One Shoe Doesn't Fit All

    • A National Survey of Companion Animal Owners’ Self-Reported Methods of Coping Following Euthanasia

    • Impacts of the process and decision making around companion animal euthanasia on veterinary wellbeing

    • Paper: Veterinarians' role for pet owners facing pet loss

    • Owner response to companion animal death: development of a theory and practical implications

    • Humane euthanasia and companion animal death: caring for the animal, the client and the veterinarian

    • Changing Protocols Surrounding Euthanasia

    • End-of-Life Issues in United States Veterinary Medicine Schools

    • Exploring pet owners’ experiences and self-reported satisfaction and grief following companion animal euthanasia

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    Business and Well-being

    • The 14 Essential Components of Companion Animal Euthanasia

    • Euthanasia and Disposition Consent Form

    • Emotionally Intelligent Euthanasia

    • Why You Need Emotional Intelligence in Veterinary Medicine

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    Course Proceedings and Notes

    • Proceedings General Information

    • Module 1 Proceedings

    • Module 2 Proceedings

    • Module 3 Proceedings

    • Module 4 Proceedings

    • Module 5 Proceedings

    • Module 6 Proceedings

    • Module 10 Proceedings

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    Research Requiring Permissions to View

    • Exploring pet owners’ experiences and self-reported satisfaction and grief following companion animal euthanasia

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    • Freeze-Dried Pets Are Forever

    • A new company will compost your pet

    • Cremation Services upon the Death of a Companion Animal: Views of Service Providers and Service Users

    • Pet Owners' Expectations for Pet End-of-LIfe Support and After-death Body Care: Exploration and Practical Applications (2021)