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MULT114-0417: Euthanasia Protocols for Companion Animals
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format.
Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS
April 25-May 12, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Tuesday, May 2, 2017; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
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In order to prepare you for a successful experience
in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first
Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
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*The presenter for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend
one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in Euthanasia Protocols.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-28633)
With euthanasia being one of the few procedures we do weighted in heavy emotion
and the pressure to get it right, we should have more training in it.
Truth is we don’t get much in school and even after practicing for years,
we could still use techniques to make things better. Let’s get beyond those
stressful situations and learn ways to help even the most challenging patients.
This 2-hour session will review the most current techniques offered in companion
animal medicine, examine some challenging cases, discuss important key phrases
and communication strategies, and set some basic fundamentals that everyone
can successfully offer and perform.
(Real Time Session May 2, 2017):
Euthanasia Protocols for Companion Animals
Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
- use common injection techniques for use in companion animals.
- explore challenging situations and offer quick resolution.
- use communication strategies for decision-making and pet loss support.
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Presenter:
Total CE Credit:
Dr. Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, BS, has been practicing
advanced end-of-life care for over 10 years. She is the founder of Home to Heaven, P.C. in Loveland,
Colorado, one of the world’s first, and largest, animal hospice services. She is also the founder of
Cooney Animal Hospice Consulting. Dr. Cooney is a past President of the International Association
for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care(IAAHPC) and remains active in their organization, including
co-designing their Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Certification Program, launched in 2016.
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, and in 2017, will launch
a certificate program for the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy. She is a strong advocate
for best practices in all aspects of end-of-life care and speaks nationally and internationally on such topics.
Member $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by April 11, 2017)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by April 11, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close on May 2, 2017 at 5 pm ET (USA)
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
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"This program (22-28633) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a
total of 2 CE Credits, with a maximum of 2 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian.
This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of:
using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference).
This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are
responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."
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A complete refund of the paid course price will be
issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course.
If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797
to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you
call the VIN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 797.
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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
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