Ep. 29 | Hospice & End-of-Life Care in the Veterinary Practice with Dr. Kathleen Cooney, CHPV, CCFP

In this episode of the Invention Nation Podcast, I’m delighted to be joined by Dr. Kathleen Cooney, CHPV, CCFP, the Director of Education at the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Her journey in veterinary medicine
  • Self-care tips during challenging or emotional appointments
  • Strategies for adding hospice services to your practice


Kathleen Cooney has been practicing advanced end-of-life care since 2006.  She is well-known for her work in companion animal euthanasia and has authored two books on the subject. Dr. Cooney has collaborated in euthanasia training for the AVMA, AAHA, IAAHPC, HABRI, the Fear Free program, and is Founder and Director of Education for the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA). The core certificate program is Dr. Cooney’s design and is based around the The 14 Essential Components of Companion Animal Euthanasia. She is a strong advocate for best practices in all aspects of end-of-life care and speaks nationally and internationally on such topics.  Dr. Cooney is also the founder of Cooney Animal Hospice Consulting and 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 is working towards board certification in animal welfare and is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Provider.


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