Controlled Substances Used for Euthanasia

Comment on this policy

The AVMA recommends that Drug Enforcement Administration controlled substances for euthanasia of animals be used only under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian in order to:

  1. Ensure proper and humane euthanasia of animals
  2. Ensure proper disposal of euthanized animals to avoid secondary toxicoses
  3. Reduce the chance of drug abuse.