(29.871634,-81.32688)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1665 Old Moultrie RdSaint Augustine, FL 32084
volunteer vet tech

About

RECOVERY TECH DESCRIPTION

The Recovery Tech volunteer serves an important role in our Spay/Neuter Clinic, as they are responsible for monitoring and caring for pets as they recover from their spay/neuter surgery. A certified Vet Tech is present at all times, and will instruct the Recovery Tech as needed. Our licensed veterinarian is also available at all times in the adjoining surgical suite. We are the only certified ASPCA Humane Alliance clinic in St. Johns County, and follow strict procedures for spay/neuter techniques. Our Spay/Neuter Clinic is held on Tuesdays, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Volunteers should arrive 15 minutes prior to check-in.

DUTIES

  • Carry animals from surgery table to recovery area
  • Record vitals and monitor recovery to ensure safety of the pet
  • Keep animals comfortable and warm
  • Take animals to waiting area after initial recovery

REQUIREMENTS

  • Physically able to move and lift animals or cages
  • Attention to detail
  • Aptitude for post-surgical care
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • High situational awareness
  • Must wear wine-colored scrubs (to be purchased by volunteer)
  • Background check and signed waiver

TRAINING
All volunteers are provided with on-the-job training. Volunteers are paired with an experienced volunteer until they are comfortable enough to perform the required tasks on their own. There is always staff on hand volunteers can contact if they have any questions.

ABOUT US
The St. Augustine Humane Society promotes healthy, responsible, lifelong pet ownership in our community. We offer many important services to help pet parents keep their pets, rather than relinquishing them to animal shelters. Some of the services we offer include our high-volume Spay/Neuter Program, our low-cost Wellness Clinic, positive Dog Training classes, and a Pet Food Pantry. We rely on talented and dedicated volunteers to assist with these programs, and to ensure that all pets and pet parents receive the care and services they need. By offering low-cost veterinary services and serving as a resource center for our community, we are able to provide affordable assistance to all, making our clinic the only one of its kind in St. Johns County.

Skills

  • Organization
  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Tuesdays
  • Must purchase wine colored scrubs.

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