High Quality and High Volume Spay/Neuter Community Volunteer

About the Role

Mission Animal Hospital is proud to offer a High Quality, High Volume Spay/Neuter Program to our Rescue Partners. We are looking for a community volunteer to assist with essential tasks to aid in the efficiency and flow of the day during a High Quality, High Volume Spay/Neuter event. This opportunity will give you direct exposure to the fast paced and energetic world of high volume spays and neuters- and the direct benefit it has in reducing the homeless pet population in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area.

Schedule

    - This volunteer opportunity is available approximately once monthly (frequency may increase or decrease depending on demand)
    - Volunteer shifts will assist our staff veterinary care team for a 4 hour shift, generally 1:30pm-5:30pm.
    - This position will normally be scheduled on Mondays (subject to change based on clinic schedule).

Tasks

    Position A Tasks: Surgical Instrument & Laundry Management

    On-site training and supervision will be provided.

    - Clean and sanitize surgical instruments and other medical instruments in accordance with standardized protocols
    - Organize and pack surgical instruments, wrap surgery packs for sterilization
    - Assist Veterinary Technicians and Assistants with flow of patients from the operating table into
    recovery
    - Ensure recovering patients are warm and comfortable
    - Perform laundry and maintain cleanliness and organization of the laundry room
    - Additional tasks, as they arise

    Position B Tasks: Treatment Room

    On-site training and supervision will be provided.

    - Clean and maintain the dog and cat housing, including wiping down kennels and washing pet
    bowls or litter boxes
    - Provide fresh food and water for patients, as needed
    - Upon foster arrival, place pets in corresponding kennels and return them to their fosters, along with their take home bags
    - Additional tasks, as they arise.

Qualifications

    - Must be 18 years or older

Physical Requirements

    - Must be able to work standing or sitting for 4 hours or more
    - Will be asked to handle upwards of 50 dogs and cats per day
    - Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly

About Mission Animal Hospital

Mission Animal Hospital is truly a unique organization! We’re a nonprofit 501(c)3 veterinary hospital—the first and only in Minnesota! The guiding mission of our work is to provide high quality veterinary care for those in need and to reduce barriers to veterinary care.