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Euthanasia By Injection Workshops -2022

Euthanasia by Injection in Animal Shelters

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 anesthetics and legend 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, and depending upon the availability of animals, may perform euthanasia. 

Registration fee is $300 for non-members and $150 for IAWF organizational members.

Spring Workshop - Registration to open soon.

Date - March 24-25, 2022

Peoria County Animal Protection Services

2600 NE Perry Ave., Peoria, IL  61603

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Summer Workshop - Registration to open soon.

Date - July 25-26,  2022

The Anti-Cruelty Society

157 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL

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Euthanasia Refresher Courses - 2021- Virtual

The Illinois Animal Welfare Federation presents Euthanasia By Injection—A Refresher Course for Certified Euthanasia Technicians in Illinois.  This workshop meets the continuing education requirements for this state.  The course includes a review of the euthanasia process, the appropriate drugs for euthanasia and sedation, and legal requirements.  In the workshop, students will observe animal euthanasia with the approved injection techniques (intravenous, intraperitoneal, and intracardiac).  Instruction will also be given on the proper and safe restraint of a variety of animal species.  Students who successfully complete the training will receive a certificate of completion that may be used to verify continuing education requirements for certified euthanasia technician licenses within the State of Illinois.  For questions, comments, or special requests, contact training@iawf.net.

Tuition is $100, members of the IAWF pay only $50.  You must be a currently licensed Certified Euthanasia Technician in Illinois to attend. 

Euthanasia Refresher Courses - Virtual

January 11, 2022 - 9:00 AM - 11 AM

Register online.

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