Enhancing the Euthanasia Experience : Tips to Make it Easier for All (2023)

By Dr. Celine Leheurteux, DVM and EUTHABAG founder

This 60-minute training has the following learning objectives:
• Preparing the vet team
• Checklists and tips to make it all run more smoothly
• Children and euthanasia
• Tools and resources for the practice
• Key sentences to show you care
• Responsible pet burial

BIOGRAPHY- Dr. Celine 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 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: Non-Medical

RACE approved: Yes credits/hours: : 1

  • Introduction
  • Enhancing the Euthanasia Experience by Dr. Celine Leheurteux - webinar recording
  • Quiz
  • Congratulations!
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever