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  • Dr. Cooney and pets
    Advisory Board

    Dr. Kathleen Cooney

    Kathleen Cooney, DVM, CHPV, CCFP has been practicing advanced end-of-life care since 2006. Dr. Cooney is Senior Director of Medical Education for the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA) and a past President of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) where she remains active in the organization, including design of their Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Certification Program. She is well-known for her work in companion animal euthanasia and has authored two books on the subject along with numerous articles and book chapters.

    Dr. Cooney has collaborated in end-of-life training for the AVMA, AAHA, NAVC, IAAHPC, the Fear Free Program, and many 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. Dr. Cooney is currently working towards board certification in animal welfare, expected in 2024, and is Affiliate Faculty at Colorado State University where she teaches end-of-life topics and animal welfare. She loves all things old and gray.