The Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA) - 10-hour Certificate Program
Euthanasia is considered one of the most important procedures offered to animal patients. It is imperative everything go well, to proceed as expected, and everyone present feel safe and supported. The Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA), founded in 2016, brings detailed training to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, and anyone wishing to learn more about all aspects of companion animal euthanasia. Coursework topics include the history and societal impact of euthanasia, drug pharmacology, caregiver considerations, pre-euthanasia sedation protocols, euthanasia techniques, case reviews, and more. The 10-hour program consists of lecture and video formatting. We want to reduce challenging appointments and help veterinary teams find balance and harmony. Everything taught closely follows the AVMA euthanasia guidelines, with focus on achieving a stress-free, pain-free passing. The techniques and philosophy taught in our program are those commonly used in human-animal bond centered hospitals and clinics. Testing takes place online through our online testing platform. A passing grade of 80% is required to receive the certificate and professional seal of excellence.