Dr. Kathleen Cooney has been practicing advanced end-of-life care since 2006. She is Director of Education for the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA) and Chief Medical Officer of Caring Pathways, Inc. Dr. Cooney is 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, HABRI, IAAHPC, Fear Free Program, SVME, 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 also currently working towards board certification in animal welfare, expected by 2023.
She feels blessed to have a wonderful family including husband and 3 children, plus two pugs and a precious labrador.