Impacts Of Euthanasia On Caretakers

Importance of Timely Euthanasia and the Impacts on CaretakersEuthanasia: Impacts on Caretakers Dr. Jan Shearer, Professor and Dairy Extension Veterinary Specialist at Iowa State University, provides a very personal and emotional view on the impacts of animal euthanasia and what veterinarians today need to better understand. Dr. Shearer shares his own experiences and state of mind when he dealt with mass animal depopulation or worked with farmers during animal disease outbreaks.

Dr. Shearer believes veterinarians today must know about this unpleasant activity (euthanasia) and learn what to expect in terms of human emotional responses, both by vets and by the farmers and ranchers.