Dr. Céline Leheurteux
Active in small animal practice since 1999, Dr. Leheurteux is interested in the psychological aspect of veterinary practice with the purpose of optimizing relationships both within the care team and with clients.
Through the years, she has developed a personalized approach to euthanasia, a defining medical act, one that has a huge impact both for the client and the veterinarian, and for which practitioners are not prepared well for during their University curriculum.
It appeared inevitable to design a pet body bag that would be respectful of patients and of veterinarian professionalism. Along the way, she discovered the phenomenon of compassion fatigue among veterinarians. She hopes to raise awareness around this reality in order to help recognize and prevent it.
Ecology is a core value that guided her choices in the design of Euthabag; she spent years researching and developing a leakproof pouch made from recyclable material that could be incinerated without any toxic fumes (no dioxins, no furans). PVC although easy to waterproof was not an option because of its toxicity and the inability to integrate recycled material. In addition, the ink used for silkscreen printing is water-based.
Concerned by animal and people welfare she participated in spay and neuter clinics in Costa Rica and the Grand North in Québec since she finished her studies.
With an interest in holistic medicine, Dr. Leheurteux completed her veterinary chiropractic training in Kansas in 2005. She is one of the only veterinarians in Québec to be certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Jocelyn Anne Mason
Dr. Mason holds a degree from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine and a Bachelors degree in Animal Sciences from the University of New Hampshire.
Over the past 14 years she has gained expertise in private practice but has struggled to find a way to make a bigger difference in the veterinary industry. After having performed numerous unnecessary euthanasias and developing compassion fatigue, she decided to leave private practice to work for the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Centre in Illinois. After meeting her companion and moving to QC in 2007, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry for several years before starting her own company in Pharmacovigilance.
In 2016 she decided to join the Euthabag family, as their mission to provide respect and professionalism to our beloved animals, their families and the veterinary team, is a concept she deeply believes in. She brings a strong sense of compassion and understanding of the difficulties surrounding the euthanasia process as well as a passion in educating others on compassion fatigue.
The Quebec Ministry of Economy will be a partner in our intellectual property strategy until 2021.
Euthabag has a patent in Canada and patent pending in the U.S.
Euthabag also has an industrial design and is a registered trademark in Canada, U.S. and Europe.