Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine
263 Third Street, Suite 104 Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Ph (225) 342-2176 Fax (225) 342-2142 firstname.lastname@example.org
CERTIFIED ANIMAL EUTHANASIA TECHNICIANS - CAETs
The Louisiana State Board of Veterinary Medicine offers the Board-approved certification course for CAETs at various sites in Louisiana at dedicated periodic intervals. Deadline for application to the course is on Friday two weeks prior to the course. The fee for the certification course is $80. To obtain full certification as a CAET, you must take and pass the required examinations. The fee for taking the examinations is $50. Total fee for attending the course and taking the examinations is $130.
Only persons who have completed this course and passed the examinations can be fully certified to use controlled substances for animal control and be eligible to obtain controlled substance permits from other state and federal agencies.
If your animal control shelter or facility uses sodium pentobarbital for euthanasia of animals, your employees need to be certified to use Sodium Pentobarbital for performing euthanasia without a licensed veterinarian on the premises.
Application forms are available on this website or may be obtained by contacting the board office. Each person applying for the course will receive a course handbook and information prior to the course date. Please contact the board office if you have any questions.
The Board also provides for Lead CAET designation allowing for one CAET at a facility to obtain additional registration on the controlled substance permits for the purchase and maintaining of chemical capture drugs. Lead CAETs must complete a Board approved chemical capture course as one of the requirements for Lead CAET designation.
CAET Course and Examinations:
The only Board-approved course for CAET certification and examination in the State of Louisiana is given under the direction of the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine. The course and examinations are offered at various sites in Louisiana at dedicated periodic intervals. First-time applications for the CAET course, examination, and full certification must:
Full CAET Certification:
Full CAET certification will be issued to individuals:
If your facility will be ordering and storing sodium pentobarbital on the facility site, a Louisiana licensed veterinarian or one certified CAET at your facility must be registered with Louisiana Board of Pharmacy – Controlled Dangerous Substance Program (CDS) and with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Sodium pentobarbital cannot be stored on the facility premise if no one is registered with CDS and DEA for the facility. Only one person can register for the facility and it must be either a Louisiana licensed veterinarian or a state certified CAET.
LEAD CAET Designation:
The CAET who holds the LBP-CDS and DEA drug registrations to purchase Sodium Pentobarbital for the animal control facility of employment and who have been authorized by the animal control facility may apply to the Board for “Lead” designation of their state CAET certificate. The “Lead” designated CAET of a facility may apply with CDS and DEA to add chemical capture drugs to their drug existing registrations for purchase, storage, and use chemical capture drugs at the facility.
The CAET applying for “Lead” designation must submit the following to the Board:
At this time, the only Board-approved chemical capture training course is given by Louisiana Animcal Control Association (LACA) during the first full week in August, and the course given by Safe Capture International, Inc.
CHECKLIST OF ITEMS REQUIRED FOR FULL CAET CERTIFICATION IN LOUISIANA
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