Vacancy Volunteer Veterinarians Needed!

Ad type: volunteer opportunities
Company: Shanti Project of San Francisco
City: San Francisco, CA
Workplace street: San Francisco, CA
Category: Animal Care
Employment: Volunteer Opportunity
Work schedule: A few hours per month
Posted: 9 Jun 2019
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Job description

The mission of PAWS is to preserve, support and nurture the human-animal bond for those most vulnerable in our community, through pet food, subsidized vet care, and volunteer supportive services; dog-walking, in-home cat care, transports to vet visits, and emergency pet fostering. All of our clients are low-income San Francisco residents who are seniors (over 60 years old) and/or living with a disabling illness or condition. We serve about 600 people and their 800 pets each year.


The role of “Ask The Vet” Volunteer Veterinarian is to lead drop-in consults with PAWS clients.

When: First Tuesdays of the month, with the exception of major holidays, (2pm-5pm) and many Saturdays (10am-1pm)

Where: PAWS Office


Volunteer Veterinarians must be licensed in California

Volunteer Veterinarians must carry their own malpractice insurance

Minimum of one year experience working in a veterinary environment

Perform animal restraint and animal handling tasks within a limited clinic environment

Attend a PAWS Training: a one-time Tuesday evening 3 ½ -hour session to learn about PAWS history, services and clients

Sign up and attend at least 4 clinics over a 6-month period. Volunteers are welcome to do more shifts than this if they able and available

Attend PAWS Volunteer Veterinary Committee meetings, 2 hours, twice a year

Comfort working with PAWS client population


Sign in clients and their pets*

Pull client files*

Prepare paperwork for each client visit*

Lift pets and provide animal restraint as needed

Provide basic exams (e.g. vital signs, physical exams, non-surgical wound care, administering ear drops, subcutaneous fluids, etc)

Record consult visit details

Perform nail trims and anal gland expressions

Counsel/education clients on pet health issues

Communicate with PAWS Care Navigators regarding client/pet issues as appropriate

Meet clients where they are at

*= on “Ask The Vet” days when there is no Volunteer Vet Tech present

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