Euthanasia By Injection Certification

  • 25 Jul 2024
  • 15 Aug 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • 25 Jul 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 1 Aug 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 8 Aug 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 15 Aug 2024, 10:00 AM 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • Online & In-Person



Euthanasia By Injection Certification

Facilitator: Dr. Cathy Anderson, DVM

ONLINE July 25, August 1 & 8, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


IN-PERSON practical on August 15, 2024

at Columbus Humane (in Hilliard, OH)

(Tentatively scheduled for 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. but time subject to change.)

The delivery of a painless and humane end of life is one of the greatest responsibilities for animal medical staff. A certified euthanasia technician's first responsibility is to the welfare of the animal; to assure that the animal is treated with compassion and respect, regardless of circumstance. The purpose of the euthanasia by injection (EBI) certification training is to provide in-depth instruction using generally recognized best practices in humane EBI for employees of a companion animal shelter or county dog warden who are responsible for this procedure.


Topics include: History of animal shelters and euthanasia; understanding euthanasia drugs and dosages; drug administration methods; humane restraint techniques; verification of death; managing stress and compassion fatigue; and federal and state requirements.


Registrants must attend all live virtual sessions and pass the final exam for certification. Sessions meet three times virtually and one time in-person near Columbus and are facilitated by certified euthanasia instructor Dr. Cathy Anderson, licensed veterinarian with a master’s degree in shelter medicine.

This course does NOT require participants to euthanize an animal. Additional practice under the direction of a veterinarian is strongly recommended before applying for this certification.


This training meets and exceeds the minimum requirements for euthanasia technician training as outlined under Ohio Law (see ORC Sec. 4729.532and is intended only for those who intend to perform euthanasia at a licensed animal shelter. Under ORC 4729.01(T)(1)"animal shelter" means a facility operated by a humane society or any society organized under ORC Chapter 1717 or a dog pound operated pursuant to ORC Chapter 955.  You have to meet this definition of an animal shelter in order to perform euthanasia without a veterinarian on-site.

  • $200 per person for Ohio Fedmembers

  • $300 per person for non-members 

Fee includes 12 hours of live virtual instruction plus 4 hours of in-person instruction, a handbook and other resources, examination for certification and a certificate of completion.

The per person fee is not included with the Webinar Bundle.

Not sure if your organization is a member? Click here. 


Please register by Friday, July 19, 2024.

    Ohio Animal Welfare Federation is an approved provider of content which enhances professional competence and aligns with th5 domains of the CAWA Exam specifications. Every hour of training equals 1 CE towards CAWA Recertification. 

    This webinar has also been approved for Continuing Educational Units by the National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA). National certificate holders can submit for credit consistent with the NACA CEU policy located here.

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