LEARN ABOUT FELINES IN THIS HANDS-ON VETERINARY INTERNSHIP -
Learn Skills Of A Veterinary Assistant With Hands-On Experience With Felines!
**Satisfies Hands-On experience for "Pre-Vet" students that need to get a job in a vet office prior to applying to veterinary school.
Open to Animal Lovers, Pre-Vet Students and those considering a career working in a vet hospital and also those that missed their calling to work in the veterinary world.
Volunteers are accepted into Community Animal Network’s "Veterinary Medical Program" based on a serious interest in veterinary medical and an interest in learning about felines. The day shift opportunity is 10 am - 2pm, Monday - Friday and we do have weekend shifts, however, Saturday and Sunday are the first to fill.
WE DO HAVE NIGHT SHIFTS! - Just "1 ½ Hours" - Flexible Starting Hours - 5pm - 6pm for feeding and medicating cats is done at the end of the shift.
Interns can assist with veterinary transports and be a part of the veterinary exams, restraining for blood draw and the collection of urine and witness board certified feline specialist, Dr. Elaine Wexler-Mitchell make a diagnosis. Dr. Wexler-Mitchell is the animal charity’s vet and she is one of only 150 board certified feline specialists in the U.S..
Excursions in groups are usually during the summer when more students can attend. However, not all interns can join us based on the days of the week the observation is scheduled. Every year summer interns observe several hours of spay/neuter surgeries performed by Heidi Strand, DVM. Sadly, sometimes critical care-management is necessary at the end of life and a visit the crematorium is necessary after euthanasia.
Community Animal Network is a veterinary medical rescue treating geriatric cats and those with treatable diseases and conditions managed by medications. C.A.N. has a "Pets For Seniors Program" that provides senior people with cats and provides for the veterinary costs and treatment for the lifetime of the cats in our program. The organization raises money to provide veterinary care for local animals and treats animals that other rescues may turn away because of costs.
This non-paid internship teaches students to administer pills and medication that manages pain associated with chronic conditions. Interns cut pills, manage the inventory of the pharmacy of medications, and restocking food and litter. Must Be Able to Lift and Carry Supplies.
Interns learn to groom cats, scruff to trim nails. The shaving tool is used to shave any treatment areas, sanitary clips or to practice shaving whole body.
Part of the internship program may also include, injections, drawing blood to check glucose levels. Critical-care management: force feeding, IV line subcutaneous fluid therapy is all part of assisting an animal as they age or an animal that is sick. Each interns experiences are a little different based on the cats treatments ordered and if available to drive cats to vet appointments that can come up without much notice.
Students are responsible for kennel duties and feeding, rotating playtime, cleaning urine marking areas, extraction of urine as needed, pet laundry, vacuuming and mopping, disinfecting. Helping animals is a lot about cleaning. Cleaning is where all interested veterinary internships and volunteer opportunities start.
May include; summarizing veterinary treatment plans for the pets health records, vet visits with feline patients.
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
- Animal Therapy
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 15
- Orientation or Training
- 10 AM - 2PM Or Night Shift 5-6 start.
- Be Committed To A Schedule Equal To A School Semester or More. Serious Applicants Only!
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