Certification Course Announcement for CAETs

Download CAET Training Brochure – September 6, 2024

The Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the next CAET certification course has been scheduled.

Date:  Friday, September 6, 2024

Time:  8:00am to 4:00pm (completion time may vary)


City of Alexandria Consolidated Compound (for presentation and written exam)  2021 Industrial Park Road, Alexandria, LA 71303 – click for map

Alexandria Animal Shelter (for practical exam)200 Animal Shelter Rd, Alexandria, LA 71301 – click for map

Fees:   Total ($205) – Application $25; Course $80; Exam $50; Initial Certificate $50

DEADLINE to Submit ALL Application Material is Friday, August 16, 2024

 Participants will be limited to the first 30 applicants, and there must be a minimum of 12 participants to hold the training course.

Only persons who have completed this course and passed the examinations can be fully certified as a CAET to perform euthanasia with sodium pentobarbital and be eligible to obtain controlled substance permits from state and federal agencies in order to purchase and maintain controlled substances. If your animal control facility uses sodium pentobarbital for euthanasia of animals, your employees need to possess an active CAET certification to perform euthanasia without a licensed veterinarian on the premises.

It is strongly recommended that applicants for the certification course be familiar with basic CAET procedures before taking the CAET course.

To sign up for the course, one must carefully read the instructions and submit the online application at www.lsbvm.org/app-caet. When completing the online application, the following supplemental documents must be submitted in the LBVM Application Portal: (1) two letters of reference; (2) a passport-size photo; (3) payment of all applicable fees; (4) a copy of applicant’s valid driver’s license or a copy of applicant’s birth certificate; and (5) a copy of applicant’s high school diploma or GED certificate or official transcript from institution of higher learning. The applicant is also responsible for completing the background check process with the Louisiana State Police by following the applicable instructions and forms on the website and having the background check from the LSP submitted directly to the LBVM. If you have any questions, please contact the Board office at 225-925-6620. Each person registering for the course will receive more information prior to the course date. The course handbook will be made available to applicants electronically at least two weeks prior to the course.

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Download CAET Training Brochure – September 6, 2024