Interested in Veterinary Medicine?

Ready to gain some real-life work experience in shelter medicine or in a public clinic?

AHS offers volunteer opportunities that are perfect for those interested in veterinary science, are comfortable with observing medical emergencies and procedures and work well in fast-paced environments. These volunteers make a huge difference in helping reduce pet overpopulation around the valley!

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In-Shelter Medicine (Sunnyslope Campus Only)

SHELTER SURGERY: SUPPORT

This opportunity is ideal for volunteers interested in the medical aspects of animal welfare who have some education or experience in veterinary medicine. Volunteers help our shelter pets by ensuring that operations go smoothly so that we can save more lives!

Some of the ways you’ll help:

  • Scrub, sanitize, wrap and sterilize surgical instruments
  • Prepare surgical drapes
  • Fold and stock laundry, restock supplies
  • Clean kennels

In addition to Shelter Surgery Support shifts, volunteers in this level will be qualified to support AHS with offsite events.

SHELTER SURGERY: PET RUNNER

Volunteers who successfully complete both Animal Experience (AX) ONE and AX TWO Dogs or Cats will be eligible to support the shelter surgery team as a Pet Runner. These volunteers make sure that as many pets as possible make it to the surgery area so that we can save more lives!

Some of the ways you’ll help:

  • Transport pets safely to and from the shelter surgery area
  • Oversee pet recovery following surgery
  • Assist technicians with hands-on shelter animal treatments, such as toenail trims and ear cleanings

In addition to Shelter Surgery Pet Runner shifts, volunteers in this level will be qualified to support AHS with offsite events.

Volunteer in the Veterinary Clinic

Your volunteer experience in our clinics will support our medical teams so that we can serve more members of our community with low-cost options for vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries and full-service medicine.

VETERINARY CLINIC: SUPPORT

This opportunity is ideal for volunteers interested in the medical aspects of animal welfare who have some education or experience in veterinary medicine. Volunteers help the community’s owned pets by ensuring that clinic operations go smoothly by supporting our public veterinary clinic team.

Some of the ways you’ll help:

  • Scrub, sanitize, wrap and sterilize surgical instruments
  • Prepare surgical drapes
  • Fold and stock laundry, restock supplies
  • Clean kennels
  • Support the team with administrative tasks as needed

In addition to Veterinary Clinic Support shifts, volunteers in this level will be qualified to support AHS with offsite events.

Medical Volunteering Locations

Campus for Compassion
1521 W. Dobbins Road
Phoenix, AZ 85041
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Sunnyslope Campus
9226 N. 13th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
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