Pre-Euthanasia Sedation Winning Protocols

Dr. Céline Leheurteux, DVM


Overview of the latest progress on pre-euthanasia sedation protocols:
- Veterinary associations position on sedation
- Benefits of sedation
- The 2-injection method
- Injectable sedation protocols

BIOGRAPHY- Dr. Céline Laheurteux, DVM

A graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal in 1999, and in the practice of small animals since then. Like many veterinarians, she had to euthanized thousands of animals. Having suffered from the lack of training in euthanasia, she is committed to share her knowledge and clinical experience with veterinary teams to improve the experience of euthanasia for everyone involved in the process. In the last 5 years, she has attended international veterinary conferences and is on a mission to share the best of what she has learned in lectures on end-of-life and communication and in the clinic.

Her focus is on how to structure the customer approach and promote the veterinary team wellbeing. Training teams on how to map the euthanasia experience, properly sedate patients, use safer alternate routes of providing medication and teach how to express empathy and deliver bag news. All potential sources of stress for families and veterinary teams.


Veterinary team members
veterinary and RVT students

RACE approved continuing education (1.0 hour): The American Association of Veterinary State Boards RACE committee has reviewed and approved this conference as meeting the Standards adopted by the AAVSB. Program Number: 1622-43097 (August 24, 2020, renewed in 2022)
Program Category: Medical

RACE approved: Yes Credits/Hours: 0.5

  • Intro video: EUTHABAG
  • Pre-Euthanasia Sedation Winning Protocoles- conference
  • Online questionnaire- 5 questions
  • Conclusion
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 2 years