Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board

Rule Rule 875-040-0000
Certified Euthanasia Technicians (CETs)


No person not licensed as a veterinarian shall perform euthanasia or administer sodium pentobarbital unless the person is certified by the Board. CETs shall administer euthanasia in conformance with the 2010 Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Euthanasia for small animals and the 2011 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Guidelines on Euthanasia for large animals. Under ORS 609.405 (Requirement for destroying dogs and cats), lethal injection of sodium pentobarbital is the only approved method for the euthanasia of dogs and cats by an animal control agency, humane society or subcontractor thereof.
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