Economic euthanasia and burnout, plus tips for maintaining well-being


Founder of Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA) sits down with dvm360® to offer insight on this topic

Recent data from Galaxy Vets revealed that economic euthanasia is a significant contributor to burnout.1 In a dvm360® interview, Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, CHPV, CCFP, founder of CAETA, described why this plays a role in veterinary burnout and provided tips and tricks to help those who perform euthanasia on pets maintain mental wellness.

The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, CHPV, CCFP: One of my favorite things when approaching euthanasia work is to practice with principle-based medicine, and not outcome-based medicine because we cannot control the outcome. We can't control many things in our personal and professional lives. So with regards to end-of-life euthanasia, in particular, I like to focus in on what I can control. And those are my values and my morals.

Watch the full video interview on Medical World News™ here.


The emotional toll of financial stress, work environment, and economic euthanasia. Galaxy Vets. March 2023. Accessed May 1, 2023.

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