Thinking about a career in veterinary medicine? Have a passion to serve and help others? Vida Volunteer is the place to start your lifetime commitment to animals.
Vida helps control animal overpopulation in underserved communities by providing high quality spay/neuter clinics & animal welfare education.
Pre-vet students, upper level veterinary students and recent graduates
Vida operates field clinics in accordance with the International Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association -Field Services Guidelines. We emphasize on patient and volunteer safety, high quality pain management protocols, appropriate post-operative care, and ethical participation of volunteers in surgical procedures.
Our high quality educational program is especially for those who wish to gain clinical and practical experience in the field of Veterinary Medicine. Although our program focuses mainly on the sterilization of felines and canines in field clinics, participants also have the opportunity to gain experience working with large animals.
You will be working with a skilled team of local veterinarians and technicians to provide quality veterinary care and educational services. Some of your tasks include:
- Physical examination.
- Intravenous catheter placement.
- ET tube placement.
- Pre-surgery preparation of patients.
- Assist veterinarians with anesthetic procedures.
- Post-surgery: provide recovery attention to patients.