Euthanasia Reimagined: The Modern Approach
Euthanasia is evolving, and much has changed in the past 10 years. Teams are honoring the bond in new ways, protecting patient comfort and elevating client pre-planning. Everyone is benefitting from the advancements. Has your veterinary team joined “The Good Death Revolution”? In this session, Dr. Kathleen Cooney, director of education for the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA), will highlight the academy’s “14 Essential Components of Companion Animal Euthanasia” and answer your most pressing questions. It’s time to look deeper into what clients want, what patients need and how veterinary teams can find fulfillment in euthanasia work.
DVM, CHPV, CCFP
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Talking to Clients About the Most Important Appointment, the Euthanasia
Many people feel uncomfortable when dealing with euthanasias. In this presentation veterinary practice consultant Melissa Tomkins discusses common mistakes in the scheduling, handling, and communication made during a euthanasia appointment. She will also offer advice and specific phrases to share with owners during this difficult time.
BS, CVPM, PHRca, CCFP
Time: 1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Ethical Criteria Indicating Euthanasia in Canine Aggression
Whether from a client query or as a lawsuit witness, veterinarians are often called on to make a life-or-death decision after a canine has attacked and seriously injured a human. The family swears they can manage the dog, yet the injured party wants euthanasia. Avoid emotional responses and learn what to ask and how to come to an educated decision.
Time: 2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
The VetCE Virtual series of micro-conferences are a convenient alternative to in-person events that are designed to deliver multiple approved RACE and/or CVPM CE credits in a concise, half-day virtual format with three consecutive one-hour presentations. The series not only provides you with the opportunity to benefit from educational sessions presented by expert speakers but also gives you an easy way to learn and earn credits in the comfort of your home or office!
VetCE Virtual events cover everything from detailed medical topics to practice management topics relevant to everyday clinical situations.
The next edition of VetCE Virtual on December 11 will focus on:
Pet Euthanasia: Honoring the Bond & Discussing it with Clients
- Coming to an educated decision regarding whether to euthanize in canine aggression cases.
- Avoiding mistakes in scheduling; handling; and communicating before, during and after a euthanasia appointment.
- A look deeper into what clients want, what patients need and how veterinary teams can find fulfillment in euthanasia work.
- Euthanasia best practices.
If you are a veterinarian, veterinary technician, veterinary assistant, practice or hospital manager, or front-line administrator looking to get the CE credits you need or to advance your career, register now!
We look forward to seeing you at VetCE Virtual!
What People are Saying About VetCE
“The session was very nice and easy to follow. It was very informative, educational and fun to listen to.”
“It was worth the investment.”
DVM, CHPV, CCFP
Founder, Director of Education, Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA)
Chief Medical Officer, Caring Pathways
Owner, Guardian Pet Aquamation
Kathleen Cooney has been practicing advanced end-of-life care since 2006. 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, HABRI, the Fear Free program, and is Founder and Director of Education for the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA). The core certificate program is Dr. Cooney’s design and is based around The 14 Essential Components of Companion Animal Euthanasia. 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 the founder of Cooney Animal Hospice Consulting and past President of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) and remains active in their organization, including design of their Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Certification Program, launched in 2016. Dr. Cooney is working towards board certification in animal welfare and is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Provider.
BS, CVPM, PHRca, CCFP
Veterinary Practice Consultant
Melissa started working in the veterinary field 18 years ago starting out as a tech assistant/receptionist. She worked her way up to become a practice manager in 2005 and she never looked back. She has worked in general practice (Feline only), specialty, and emergency. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly Pomona in 2005, became a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2011, and earned her PHRca certification in 2020. Last year, she became a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional, and is now helping hospitals deal with burnout and compassion fatigue. She owns her own consulting business; South Coast Veterinary Management Solutions and she can help multiple hospitals with training and other business needs.
In 2018 she was the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association’s Paraprofessional of the year.
She is a published author of multiple articles in DVM360.com, Veterinary Team Brief, Firstline Magazine and Veterinary Economics. She has also been a speaker at several annual conferences and symposiums including VHMA’S management exchange, CVS’s Veterinary Forum, Oklahoma’s Annual Conference, ASEC’s Conference, AAFP National Conference, and Fur Paws Consulting’s Spring/Fall Symposiums. She also helped train veterinarians on how to create a feline friendly practice through AVSG’s annual wet lab.
Veterinary Behavior Consultant
Founder, The Veterinary Future Society
Dr. Tripp received his doctorate from UC Davis veterinary school, and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Music, and a Minor in Philosophy. He has been the featured speaker in Tokyo, Japan, presented a paper at the International Conference on Behavioral Medicine in Birmingham, England, and lectured on animal behavior at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. He has published more than 40 articles in the Veterinary Literature.
A regular guest on the Animal Planet Network, Dr. Tripp has appeared on both “Petsburgh, USA,” and “Good Dog U” a total of over 200 times including reruns. He is past President of the Santa Clara Valley Veterinary Medical Assn. and past member of the AVMA Council on Veterinary Service representing all U.S. Small Animal Veterinarians, and member of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics.
Dr. Tripp has taught a course on Animal Behavior at 7 US Veterinary schools and is certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. He is currently Chief Behaviorist at Hannah the Pet Society in Portland Oregon, and founder of www.AnimalBehavior.net, an online comprehensive collection of Pet Behavior Information. Dr. Tripp’s newest creation is www.PetHappiness.net a telecommunications pet behavior consulting service helping companion animal veterinarians to expand pet behavior services and treat psychologically related medical conditions (PsyMed).