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 works well in fast-paced environments. Because you are working in a medical environment, there are important protocols that you’ll need to follow.  Become a volunteer today by taking our online orientation.

In-Shelter Medicine

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

Shelter Surgery: Advanced

Shelter Surgery volunteers move up to this advanced position to gain hands-on shelter animal medical experience.

Some of the ways you’ll help:

  • Assist technicians with hands-on shelter animal treatments, such as toenail trims and ear cleanings
  • Scrub, sanitize, wrap and sterilize surgical instruments
  • Prepare surgical drapes
  • Fold and stock laundry, restock supplies
  • Clean kennels

Volunteer in the Public 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.

Public 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 Clinic.

Some of the ways you’ll help:

  • Prepare surgical instruments and surgical drapes
  • Fold and stock laundry, restock supplies

Public Clinic: Advanced

Public Clinic volunteers move up to this advanced position to gain hands-on animal medical experience with owned pets and feral cats.

Some of the ways you’ll help:

  • Assist technicians during TNR (Trap Neuter Return) events, Vaccine Fridays and Healthy Tails Mobile Veterinary Clinic events in the community
  • Prepare vaccines
  • Help with feral cats
  • Prepare surgical instruments and surgical drapes
  • Help with laundry and restock supplies

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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