RVT or AHT Students

Join us as a RVT or aht student

Our on-site spay neuter clinics are held on weekends (Friday to Sunday) between April and October at various First Nations communities in Alberta. We set up in the community and rely on over 100 volunteers each day to care for up to 700 animals.

Volunteer Opportunities

For Registered Veterinary Technologists at onsite spay neuter clinics:

  • Medication Table 
  • Dog Recovery
  • Cat Recovery
  • Sedation
  • Surgery Lead (floats between all surgery tables)
  • Surgery Prep
  • Dog Care (walking, feeding and cleaning crates)
  • Set Up and Truck Pack

For Animal Health Technology Students at onsite spay neuter clinics:

  • Physical Exams Scribe
  • Cat Room
  • Medication Table Assistant 
  • Sedation Assistant
  • Surgery Scribe
  • Autoclave Team
  • Data Entry
  • Surgery Prep (email medical@cataskforce.org if interested) 
  • Dog Care (walking, feeding and cleaning crates)
  • Set Up and Truck Pack

Full orientations and details for every clinic scheduled can be found when you register as a volunteer (we will set you up in our online volunteer program called ‘Better Impact’). Through Better Impact you can see all of the volunteer opportunities, sign up for shifts that interest you and see who else is volunteering.

Accommodation, Transportation and Meals

Shared accommodation at a local hotel is provided for volunteers who are licensed with the ABVMA and volunteer in roles designated for RVTs. Unfortunately we do not have the funding at this time to cover costs for students.  Transportation is the responsibility of the volunteer. Volunteers often arrange carpooling on our private Facebook group.  Vegetarian and vegan meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) are provided at the clinic site.

 

We hope you will consider joining our fantastic team of volunteers!