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P.O. Box 8662Newport Beach, CA 92658

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Open to Animal Lovers And Pre-Vet Students

Learn Skills Of A Veterinary Assistant With Hands-On Experience!

*Students, discuss your fall semester or quarter class schedule with the director!

**Satisfies Hands-On "Pre-Vet" Internship Requirements.

Community Animal Network treats geriatric cats and those with treatable diseases and conditions managed with medications. C.A.N. has a "Pets For Seniors Program" that provides senior people with cats and pays for the veterinary costs for the lifetime of the cats in our program. Interns can assists with veterinary transports and be a part of veterinary visits.

Excursions are available to internship participants; observations of veterinary procedures, surgeries, visiting vet hospitals and the crematorium. However, not all interns can join us based on the days of the week scheduled.

The day shift opportunity is 9:30am - 3pm, Monday - Friday. We Try to Accommodate Chosen Shift Days of the Week. Flexible Shift Hours May Be Discussed With The Director.

The night shifts are ONLY - "1 ½ Hours" - Flexible Starting Hours - Start 5pm, 6pm or 7 pm.

Dr. Elaine Wexler-Mitchell is a board certified feline specialist that oversees the animal organizations cat’s care. (Only 150 certified in the U.S.).

This non-paid internship teaches students to give injections, administer pills, manage pain, perform critical care management, draw blood, and check glucose levels. Grooming and nail trimming and using the grooming tool to shave the hair for treatment areas, and cutting pills is also taught.

Students are responsible to keep inventory of the pharmacy of medications, and restocking food and litter. Must Be Able to Lift and Carry Supplies.

The position includes and may not be limited to: kennel duties and feeding, rotating playtime, cleaning urine marking areas, extraction of urine as needed, pet laundry, vacuuming and mopping, disinfecting.

May include; summarizing veterinary treatment plans for the pets health records, vet visits with feline patients, critical-care management of sick cats; force feeding, IV line sub- Que Fluid Therapy.

Perfect for "pre-vet" students or students considering the veterinary industry that are coming home for the summer, or those interested in obtaining a vet technician job in a vet hospital, or even those that missed their calling in the veterinary world.

C.A.N. is a veterinary medical rescue that raises money to provide veterinary care for local animals and treats animals that other rescues could turn away because of costs.

What We Are Looking For; Seeking individuals that are caring and committed to a future in the veterinary industry, or those committed to gain experience with felines. MUST HAVE OWN TRANSPORTATION.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • A School Term, 90 Days, Semester, Quarter
  • Animal Lovers. Those With Veterinary Interest, Satisfies Vet School Hands-On Requirements
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