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Euthanasia by Injection Training

While euthanasia is something everyone in animal welfare works to prevent at all costs, when it must be performed it should be by the most qualified and experienced of staff.  That is why AWMS offers training and support services for animal welfare professionals responsible for euthanasia at their organizations. AWMS expert trainers and managers offer two levels of Euthanasia By Injection (EBI) training*, as well as Euthanasia Decision Matrix Protocols facilitation.  For shelters lacking appropriate veterinary support, AWMS veterinary staff and consultants also provide full EBI program oversight services.

Is your organization interested in hosting a training session?
Click here to contact us.


Registration Open 

Register for our June Training 

Date: June 6 & June 7, 2019
Time: 9AM to 5PM (both days)
Location: The Humane League of Lancaster County
2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
Cost: $250.00 per attendee, payable by check or credit card

Please mail checks to: AWMS, 1729 North 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604

Contact Damon March at to register

Special Accommodations

For our trainings, we are happy to offer hospitality accommodations at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Lancaster East at the Outlets, located just down the street from the Humane League of Lancaster County with a special rate extended only to our trainees.

Click here to book your stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Lancaster East for the special rate of $119/night

Each state has different requirements for Euthanasia by Injection training, and some states have none at all.  Review the map below to determine if your state has approved the HSUS accredited course.

US Map

States in green HAVE approved the HSUS accredited course.

  • Alaska
  • Illinois
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Wyoming
  • California
  • Maryland
  • Ohio

States in yellow are still IN PROCESS with approval.

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Oklahoma
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • New York
  • South Carolina

States in red have made the decision NOT to accept the HSUS accredited course for EBI training.

  • Missouri
  • Tennessee
  • Wisconsin
  • Washington
  • Washington, D.C.

States in gray are either undecided or have no legal requirements at this time.

EUTHANASIA DECISION MATRIX PROTOCOL FACILITATION EBI isn’t just about technique; it’s about making the appropriate decision to euthanize in the first place.  Increasingly, organizations are finding new ways to save more lives but when a decision to euthanize is made, it must be made in line with the standards of the organization and which reflect the consensus of staff, board and the community.  A Euthanasia Decision Matrix Protocol Facilitation will help all your constituents reach a common ground on acceptable euthanasia decision making, document that common ground, and ensure that community standards are being met.  A particular emphasis is placed on appropriate documentation, reporting, and building trust between those with the difficult job of making and carrying our euthanasia decisions and those charged with ensuring those decisions represent the best interests and intentions of your board, volunteer, and donor community.  Asilomar reporting is also reviewed and incorporated, if appropriate. Contact AWMS for more information about any of these Euthanasia By Injection services.