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Euthanasia By Injection Workshop

  • 06/24/2024
  • 10:00 AM
  • 06/25/2024
  • 3:00 PM
  • The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1


  • Organizational member of Illinois Animal Welfare Federation
  • Organization is not a member of the Illinois Animal Welfare Federation.


The Illinois Animal Welfare Federation presents Euthanasia by Injection training for animal shelter and animal control workers. This workshop meets the training requirements for the Certified Euthanasia Technician license in the State of Illinois.  It is also approved training in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin.  Registration is limited to those working in companion animal welfare and control.

Euthanasia means a humane and stress-free end of life for the animals in shelter care.  The IAWF intends to provide those workers who must euthanize the proper training in a supportive and compassionate environment to attain that desired result. 

In this workshop, you’ll learn about pre-euthanasia and euthanasia drugs, anatomy, proper restraint, injection techniques, equipment, worker safety, legal requirements  and verification of death.   Instruction will be through lecture, discussion, videos, and hands-on lab work.  You’ll watch euthanasia of companion animals and will be required to perform injection techniques and euthanasia. 

Tuition is $325; organizational members (and employees) of the IAWF pay only $200.  Your tuition covers a meal both days and 12 hours of professional classroom and hands-on training.   You also receive a comprehensive workbook, materials, and, upon passing the workshop exam, a certificate verifying you successfully completed this training.

The animals used in the demonstration portion of the class have been chosen for euthanasia by the host agency dependent upon their policies and protocols.  No animals are euthanized merely for teaching purposes.


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