State and local euthanasia issues

AVMA position


  • Euthanasia, AVMA Guidelines on (PDF)
    Originally published in 1963 and updated at least once every ten years, the Guidelines are designed for use by veterinarians who carry out or oversee the euthanasia of animals. More than three years of deliberation by more than 60 individuals, including veterinarians, animal scientists, behaviorists, psychologists, and an animal ethicist, resulted in the recommendation and commentary in the 2013 edition of the Guidelines.


State laws governing euthanasia