November 30 & December 1, 2015, in Westland, Michigan

The delivery of painless and humane death is a great responsibility to those who must do it. There can be no confusion or uncertainty that the euthanasia technician’s first (primary) responsibility is to the animal; to assure that the animal is treated with compassion and respect, no matter what. The purpose of this Euthanasia-by-Injection workshop is to teach, encourage and model this primary purpose. It is sponsored by the Michigan Partnership for Animal Welfare (MPAW) which seeks to provide excellent professional training to the animal welfare field in Michigan.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 30th and Tuesday, Dec. 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days

WHERE: Michigan Humane Society Berman Center for Animal Care, 900 N. Newburgh Rd., Westland, MI, 48185. Free parking in front of building (facing Newburgh). Class will be held in the Pet Education Center inside the shelter: enter the main front door.

Dr. Shirene Cece and Dr. Cathy Anderson, both Michigan licensed veterinarians who specialize in shelter medicine, will team teach the two-day workshop for staff of Michigan registered animal shelters. Topics covered will include: understanding how euthanasia drugs work, calculating dosages, humane restraint techniques, appropriate administration, managing euthanasia related compassion stress, etc. This training meets and exceeds the minimum requirement for euthanasia technician training as outlined in Michigan law (Public Health Code Act 738 Section 733). NOTE: This course does NOT require participants to euthanize an animal. Additional practice under the direction of a veterinarian is strongly recommended before applying for certification.

FEE: $65 per person includes two full days of instruction, workbook, lunch both days, additional materials and supplies, the final written exam (mandatory for certification), and a certificate of completion. Course fee does NOT include: travel, lodging, or other meals. Fee must be paid in advance by check or credit card. No refunds after November 15, 2015.



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Shirene Cece, DVM received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University, and was the supervising veterinarian at MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care for 26 years. She is currently the Director of Shelter Medicine at MHS. Dr. Cece has an interest in animal cruelty investigations and has been an expert witness for many cases of abuse and dog fighting.



Dr. Cathy Anderson is a nationally-certified instructor of injection-euthanasia for the animal care and control field.

Cathy Anderson, DVM is the medical director of Jackson County Animal Shelter. In addition she provides veterinary services for Adopt A Pet in Fenton. She is also adjunct faculty at Baker College in Clinton Township and teaches for the Veterinary Technology program. She recently finished her certificate in Shelter Medicine through the University of Florida and Maddie’s Fund. She also is a member of the Animal Welfare Committee of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, and is the Chairman of the Legislative Committee of that organization. She serves on the Companion Animal Working Group as well.

TO REGISTER: Call or email early to reserve your spot, no walk-in’s available: 313-262-4034 or

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