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Dr. Kathleen Cooney


Loveland, Colorado

Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA) and Cooney Animal Hospice Consulting


Kathleen Cooney, DVM, CHPV, CCFP has been practicing advanced end-of-life care since 2006. She is the founder of the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA), Guardian Pet Aquamation and Cooney Animal Hospice Consulting. Dr. Cooney is a 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 was one of the first in the world to become a certified provider of animal hospice and palliative care (CHPV). She is well-known for her work in companion animal euthanasia and has authored two books on the subject along with numerous articles. Dr. Cooney has collaborated in euthanasia training for the AVMA, AAHA, HABRI, IAAHPC, Fear Free Program, and more. She is a strong advocate for best practices in all aspects of end-of-life care and speaks nationally and internationally on such topics.


Topics Covered

Topic #1: Euthanasia

Techniques, methods, all species, drugs, gentle approach, appointment ideals, preplanning, emotional intelligence, worldwide prospective

Topic #2: Animal Hospice

Business management, personalized care plans, interdisciplinary team approach, logistics, multimodal approach to care

Topic #3: Compassion Fatigue

Resiliency, self-regulation, intentionality, core strengths

Topic #4: Aquamation (Water-based Cremation)

Science of alkaline hydrolysis, system management, marketing, veterinary integration, client communication

Topic #5: Pet Loss and Bereavement

Honoring the bond, client expectations, memorialization, ethical aftercare

Speaker Fees: $250-300 an hour plus travel and lodging


Phone: 9703138033


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