Texas Animal Shelter Coalition

American Veterinarian Medical Association Guidelines for Euthanasia of Animals

  • 07 Jul 2015
  • 21 Jul 2015
  • Texas

Are you familiar with the American Veterinarian Medical Association Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals?


You, your staff and anyone that performs “Euthanasia of Animals” at your agency should be.


Now in its 8th edition, the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthansia of Animals: 2013 Edition  covers a multitude of species and methods, and includes

information about animals' physiologic and behavioral responses to euthanasia.


Additionally they discuss euthanasia's effects on those performing and observing it, and the feasibility and impacts of various euthanasia approaches.


Instruction is provided on how to properly, and humanely EU those odd animals you may encounter that occasionally show up at our shelters.

Make sure you and your staff are not EU any species of animals incorrectly.


Every shelter should have a hard copy of this guide on hand as a valuable EU resource.

You can download and print the EU guide at no cost here:



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