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Euthanasia Reimagined Part Two

Continuing on from the first hour, Dr. Cooney will demonstrate euthanasia techniques in video format to help attendees hone their skills.  The focus will be given to intraorgan injection methods and discuss the recent pentobarbital shortage.  The concept of Emotionally Intelligent Euthanasia will be introduced to help teams find fulfillment and sustainability in end-of-life care.  Harness the beauty of this procedure to remind ourselves why we love what we do.


  • Understand more technique options

  • Develop emotional intelligence in euthanasia work

  • Find more fulfillment in end-of-life care

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Kathleen Cooney, DVM, CHPV, CCFP

Kathleen Cooney

Kathleen Cooney has been practicing advanced end-of-life care since 2006. She is director of education for the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA) and chief medical officer of Caring Pathways, Inc. Dr. Cooney is a past president of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) and assisted in the development of AAHA’s End-of-Life Accreditation Program. She is well-known for her work in companion animal euthanasia and has authored two books on the subject along with numerous articles and book chapters. Dr. Cooney has collaborated in end-of-life training for the AVMA, AAHA, NAVC, IAAHPC, Fear Free Program, SVME, and many more. 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 currently working towards board certification in animal welfare, expected by 2023. She loves all things old and gray.