Vets or Vet Students

Join us as a Veterinarian or Vet Student

Our onsite spay neuter clinics are currently held in Alberta only. They are scheduled between Apr – Oct, when the weather is hopefully the most favorable and they run Friday-Sunday. We set up in the community and rely on 100+ volunteers per day to care for 300-700 animals over a weekend. Each clinic is licensed by the ABVMA and will have a Responsible Veterinarian. This (wonderful) Veterinarian will provide an onsite orientation and be available to help at any time if you need it.

Please join us for 1, 2 or all 3 days. Even if you can only help out for half a day, we appreciate the help (email medical@cataskforce.org for more info).

Volunteer Opportunities

For Veterinarians at onsite spay neuter clinics:

  • Physical Exams (you have a scribe and a handler)
  • Surgeon (you will have a sign on your table for which surgeries you are comfortable doing)

We ask that, if you sign up as a surgeon, you can meet the suggested (maximum) time frames for the following procedures and have small incisions;

  • Canine Castration – 30 min
  • Feline Spay, Canine and Feline Cryptorchid Castration: 45 min
  • Dog Spay (including lactating, pregnant and in heat): 60 min

For Veterinary Students at onsite spay neuter clinics:

  • Physical Exams Scribe
  • Surgery Scribe
  • Surgery Prep
  • Dog Recovery
  • Cat Recovery
  • Cat Room
  • Dog Care (walking, feeding and cleaning crates)
  • Set Up and Truck Pack
  • Physical Exams (4th year students)

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 at a local hotel is provided for volunteers who are licensed with the ABVMA. Unfortunately we do not have the funding at this time to cover costs for students, but we hope that you will consider volunteering to gain experience. Students are very valuable to our team. Transportation is the responsibility of the volunteer and we have a carpooling group on the 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!