Euthanasia Techniques for Exotic Companion Mammals (1536)
Public and Corporate Practice |  Animal Welfare
Saturday |  2:00 PM -  2:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||217A



Angela Lennox DVM,DABVP, ECZM
Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic

Angela M. Lennox is a graduate of Purdue University, where she serves as an adjunct professor. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioner (ABVP) in both Avian and Exotic Companion Mammal Medicine, and the European College of Zoological Medicine in Small Mammal medicine. She has practiced exclusively exotic animal medicine since 1991, and lectured extensively throughout the US and internationally. Dr. Lennox is past president of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and has authored and edited many books, book chapters and scientific articles. She resides on a hobby farm outside of Indianapolis with her husband of 30 years and 4 daughters.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


Euthanasia techniques are well described in traditional pet species. The AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals gives comprehensive recommendations for euthanasia of many exotic companion mammals. However, choosing the best technique can be challenging, especially in small species, and in particular if owners choose to be present. This presentation gives an overview of modifications and strategies found to make euthanasia more bearable for both patients and owners.

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss AMVA-approved euthanasia techniques for exotic companion mammals

2. Learn real-life techniques for how to humanely euthanize smaller patients, and in cases where owners with to be present

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