Medical Suite Volunteer
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The Medical Department is responsible for caring for shelter animals who are sick or injured and consists of a lead veterinarian, relief veterinarians, certified vet tech(s) (CVT), and veterinary assistants. The vets perform spay/neuter surgeries, special surgeries, and dentals on shelter animals before adoption.
Please be aware that in this department the cleaning of surgical instruments and other tasks necessitate full view of surgery and surgery patients, so volunteers must be comfortable with this. Volunteer tasks in Medical include:
- Cleaning kennels and the Medical Suite
- Wrapping surgery packs and cleaning surgical instruments
- Maintaining a clean and organized environment in the medical suite
- Doing laundry and restocking
- Preparing surgery paperwork and ID bands for upcoming surgery days
About SafeHaven Humane Society
32220 Old Hwy 34, Tangent, OR 97389, US
SafeHaven Humane Society, located in the mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon is dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for all animals entrusted in their care. As a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, SafeHaven’s mission is to help residents of their communities be the best humane beings they can be by providing compassionate, temporary shelter care, healthy adoptable animals, information, understanding and education, and spay and neuter programs for each animal in its care. MISSION Finding Homes, Opening Hearts, and Educating Minds to strengthen and improve the lives of animals and people. VISION We envision a community where every adoptable, treatable companion animal has a loving home and where every loving home has the opportunity to care for a companion animal. VALUES We are guided by the belief that no adoptable or treatable companion animal should be unnecessarily euthanized due to space, time, appearance or treatable conditions.
SafeHaven is a limited admission shelter that is committed to the philosophy of not using euthanasia to control pet population. Once an animal enters SafeHaven, there is no limit to the amount of time that animal can spend at the facility. Once the shelter is full, however, no new animals can be accepted, thus preventing the current residents from being euthanized to make room for newcomers. It is this policy that differentiates SafeHaven from publicly funded "open admission" facilities. As a no-kill shelter, SafeHaven has pledged to care for the dogs, cats, and small animals in its custody until they find a forever home. With an 11-member Board of Directors, a 40-member paid staff, and over 400 dedicated volunteers, SafeHaven does not receive funding from any governmental agency and relies on their programs, community, and grants to keep their mission going.
32220 Old Hwy 34Tangent, OR 97389
January 11, 2022
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Must be 18+ years old. Must have completed Dog Handling Class. Must have completed at least 20 hours in the following areas: Cat Floor, Dog Floor, General Cleaning/Laundry/Dishes.