Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

This course is applicable for 1 CE credits toward the continuing education requirement for the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager program offered by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA).

RACE Subject Category: Non-medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 872627.

VHMA/CVPM approval course ID 21-122.


Content Presenter

Kathleen Cooney, DVM, CHPV, CCFP


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Euthanasia Reimagined – The Modern Approach utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

Euthanasia was ready for an evolution and much has changed in the past 10 years. Experts and practitioners alike have found ways to celebrate the bond, protect patient comfort, and elevate client pre-planning and communication. Everyone is benefiting from the advancements. Has your veterinary team joined 'The Good Death Revolution'?

Dr. Kathleen Cooney, Director of Education for the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA) highlights their 14 Essential Components of Companion Animal Euthanasia. It's time to look deeper into what clients want, what patients need, and how veterinary teams can find fulfillment in euthanasia work.

At the end of the presentation attendees should be able to:

  • outline the components all euthanasias need
  • identify the best ways to protect the human-animal bond
  • find harmony and satisfaction in this area of veterinary medicine


Participant Feedback

When asked what aspects of the course liked best some responses were:

...I feel the presenter gave relevant, action-able information that will improve the euthanasia process at our clinic. I know both the client and patient will benefit from improvements we plan to implement. The presenter was clearly passionate about the topic, which helps to keep me engaged.

...I really appreciate Dr. Cooney's advice and thoughtfulness. I learned a lot of useful techniques. I graduated in 1999 and had not seen intrarenal injections before.

...The most valuable part of this course was learning the different resources that help make euthanasia a better experience for everyone. Even though it is one of the hardest tasks veterinary professionals have to deal with it can be a good experience for everyone involved.

...Breaking down the different factors for helping people choose the right situation for themselves and their pets.


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Scheduling

This is an open enrollment course. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations. Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting.

Completion Deadline:

Participants have 60 days from date of enrollment to view the presentation, as often as desired, as well as submit the two completion requirements outlined below. If after 60 days the completion requirements have not been submitted, the participant will be graded out of the course as incomplete.


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the quiz with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


Course Fee

Price: $25.00 USD

Practices may enroll individual team members. To learn how to assign a specific team member to a course, please visit the Assigning Students page.

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