Reading Aids for your practice
Why I sedate every pet for Euthanasia and you should do too: by Cherie Buisson, the perfect euthanasia for a vet is not necessarily viewed the same by the family. I you are not convinced to sedate, you will be!
Practice Building Handling Euthanasia: Tips on how we can do better and make euthanasia an opportunity to strengthen our relationship with our clients (by Mary Gardner, dvm and Dani McVety, dvm in TVP)
The Art of Euthanasia and the Science of Death: A funny printable summary of the recommendations of this article.
Helping clients cope with the death of a pet : quality of life assessment, how to approach it with kids from VetFolio.
Why clients leave: a negative or neutral euthanasia experience can result in a client leaving even if they like the veterinary team. The plastic bag set a negative tone for the practice, in DVM360.
Euthabag and the Environment: This document will answer all of your questions regarding the composition of Euthabag and its environmental impact.
Why we should stop trying for a perfect euthanasia by Dr. Andy Roark.
Compassion Fatigue: Compassion Fatigue is a state experienced by those helping people or animals in distress; it is an extreme state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of those being helped to the degree that it can create a secondary traumatic stress for the helper.
dmv360: A summary of what Compassion Fatigue is, to help us understand why we sometimes feel so exhausted at the end of our work day.
Veterinary Wisdom: Resources for clients and vet team for everything related to euthanasia.
Alternate Routes for Euthanasia by Dr. Mary Gardner: Euthanasia methods that minimize stress may not always involve an IV catheter.
Euthanasia Materials checklist. To reduce the stress before euthanasia, here is a memory aid to remind you of the important topics to discuss with the family and the list of materials to bring.
Preparing families for Euthanasia checklist. To ensure families are prepared for what is to come, we have compiled a list of topics that be discussed prior to the procedure. This can help reduce stress for both the clients and the veterinary team.
Stages of Grief made simple. This chart may help you as well as families understand the emotions they are experiencing.
Books for the veterinary team
In Home Pet Euthanasia Techniques: Written by Dr. Kathleen Cooney, for veterinarians, students, hospice providers, and technicians to help them gain comfort providing pet euthanasia in the home setting, including well described illustrations.
Blue Juice euthanasia in veterinary medicine.Written by Patricia Morris. Offering a behind the scene look of this unique reality
Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals: Principles and Practice. The first comprehensive reference to veterinary hospice and palliative care, with practical guidance and best practices for caring for sick and dying animals.veterinary teams experience.
My Patients and Other Animals: A Veterinarian’s Stories of Love, Loss and Hope. A moving memoir of a life spent in the company of animals—a veterinarian sheds light on the universal experience of loving, healing, and losing our beloved pets, and the many ways they change our lives.
Programs & Training
The Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy: providing education to improve the overall experience for the pet, caeregivers and veterinary team. 10 hours of CE given by the renowned Kathy Cooney.
Low Stress Handling University: Designed for Companion Animal Professionals to be able to find the classes you need to help you better serve your clients, increase business and/or lower worker’s compensation costs.