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ORGANIZATION: The Animal Pad

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The Animal Pad all-breed dog rescue is searching for volunteers to join our ever-growing team as Vet Assistants! Our organization holds multiple vetting days and vaccine clinics at our La Mesa facility throughout each week, and we are looking for volunteers who want a hands-on experience that directly impacts the dogs in our care.

We have vetting days/clinics at our facility (aka TAP HQ) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and the occasional Saturday - with some exceptions and subject to change (our team has been holding vetting hours on some Wednesdays, and it's usually every other Saturday at most). The days where we have the greatest need for volunteers are definitely Mondays and Tuesdays! If you have any prior experience (or even if you don't!) as a Vet Assistant, we would love to have you! Primary Vet Room responsibilities include:

  • taking patient vitals
  • administering vaccines (under veterinarian supervision)
  • properly restraining dogs for appointments
  • implanting microchips
  • filling medications
  • noting needed supplies
  • sanitizing instruments and clinic room
  • assisting with radiographs
  • assisting as a stand-in Foster Liaison if we are short on hands


If this is something you would be interested in, please fill out a Volunteer Application on our website: https://theanimalpad.org/volunteer/volunteer-application/

2 Shifts

  • 07:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • 12:30 PM to 05:30 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About The Animal Pad

Location:

4620 Avocado Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91941, US

Mission Statement

The Animal Pad is a nonprofit, all-breed dog rescue based in San Diego, CA that focuses on saving dogs from the streets of Mexico and high kill shelters. We get them the vet care they need, place them in foster homes and then find them loving forever families. Our mission is to form a safe space for dogs experiencing crisis and neglect, and to build a community of compassion through education, rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption. Our community of volunteers and fosters strives to ensure that all dogs get a fighting chance, and believes that no case is too extreme to be helped - meaning our rescue is full of perfectly imperfect dogs who can’t wait to meet you! Being operated solely by volunteers and funded entirely by donations, none of what we do could be possible without our dedicated team!

Description

Here at TAP, we give voice to the voiceless and our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find them the best homes possible. Founded in 2010, The Animal Pad is volunteer run and funded entirely by donations. We rescue dogs primarily off the streets of Mexico, and provide them full medical care and a loving foster home to heal in before they head to their adoptive home.

If you're interested in any of our volunteer opportunities and getting involved in a cause bigger than any of us, please head over to our website and fill out a volunteer application online: https://theanimalpad.org/volunteer/

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Health & Medicine
Animals, Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

4620 Avocado BlvdLa Mesa, CA 91941

(32.76364,-116.96153)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • This is an ongoing volunteer role, with no formal experience required!

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