Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, CHPV, CCFP, is the Director of Education at the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy in Loveland, Colorado, and the Chief Medical Officer of Caring Pathways in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Cooney is a past president of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC), where she designed the Animal Hospice and Palliative Care certification program. She has authored 2 books and numerous articles and book chapters. Dr. Cooney has collaborated in end-of-life training with AVMA, AAHA, NAVC, IAAHPC, Fear Free Program, and Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics. She is a strong advocate for best practices in all aspects of end-of-life care and speaks worldwide. Dr. Cooney is working toward board certification in animal welfare.