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Yes, I Can Properly Euthanize Dogs and Cats
Tuesday, December 10
Kathleen Cooney, DVM, CHPV, CCFP

Requires extra ticket: $250. You can register for this lab when registering for the Convention.

Equine euthanasia is an art form and a very different experience for most practitioners compared to small animal euthanasia. The fundamentals of the appointment are the same: gentle death, reduced anxiety and stress, and pain-free, but the techniques and how we achieve euthanasia in the little ones are unique.  Equine practitioners comfortable with gently laying down a horse often feel unprepared to work with smaller-veined species.

In this laboratory, you will practice the 5 most common injection techniques for small animals: intravenous, intracardiac, intrahepatic, intrarenal, and intraperitoneal. You will gain confidence performing euthanasia in a variety of species and increase the odds of successful euthanasia the first time, while reducing those challenging situations. The laboratory also presents information on memorialization and building a mobile euthanasia kit. Want to be better at small animal euthanasia?  This is the perfect opportunity.