INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

animal volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities & Observation Day (Unpaid)

HousePaws offers a range of volunteer opportunities in our veterinarian practice, from single-day or once a week experiences to longer term positions that provide a deeper understanding of the many facets of modern veterinary practice.

We offer similar experiences for any students interested in becoming a veterinary technician, veterinary receptionist, veterinary practice manager, entrepreneur, bookkeeper, or a marketing director.

All positions require the following:

A cover letter written by the student including the days of week, dates and times that work best for the student if applying for the volunteer or observation day.

A resume written by the student.

Students accepted will need to wear scrubs, pack a lunch, and be ready for the adventure that ensues.  Students should not come without eating a healthy breakfast.

Note:  It is an important part of the process for the student to write these things.  Many aspects of veterinary medicine will require the student to write and discuss their ambitions and their previous experiences.  We encourage parents to guide and review their children’s work but not to do their work for them.   We will not communicate directly with parents. We prefer that all communications and requests come directly from the student interested in working with us.

Please email requests and necessary documentation to JoinOurTeam@housepawsmobilevet.com

Pre-Professional Internships (Paid)

Our most recent interns pictured above, Jackie and Ashley

Recent interns Jackie and Ashley

This position must be applied for and is a highly sought after job at HousePaws.  We are proud to say we often have this position filled as far out as a year in advance!  You will work aside a veterinarian as a veterinary assistant in routine appointments, sick appointments, emergency care, and in surgery.  This position will help you learn every aspect of what a veterinarian goes through on a daily basis.  A previous student once reported to us: “It helped me understand that veterinarians do not just clock in and out.  They care for their patients during the day and carry that worry and care for them through the night and into the next day.  Their patients always are on their mind.   Working with HousePaws helped me learn the lifestyle of the vet as well as the job of a vet.”

We offer similar experiences for any students interested in becoming a veterinary technician, veterinary receptionist, veterinary practice manager, entrepreneur, bookkeeper, or a marketing director.

All internship positions require the following:

A cover letter written by the student including the dates and times that work best for the student if applying for the volunteer or observation day.

A resume created by the applicant with educational background (including graduation/anticipated graduation date(s), a minimum of 2 references and related experience and skills listed.

Please email requests and necessary documentation to JoinOurTeam@housepawsmobilevet.com

 

Previous students share their experiences!

Dan Lantz, HousePaws Intern, Veterinary Student at University of Pennsylvania (2012) and now practicing veterinarian says this about his HousePaws internship:

I’ll definitely miss all of you guys – I had a great time on this rotation.

Here is some of my general feedback about the rotation:
– Excellent exposure to general practice / real world case management.  I appreciated speaking with the doctors after seeing cases about how the “ideal” workup would look at an academic/specialty hospital and why choices are made to manage things differently depending on the cases and clients.
– Excellent opportunities for surgical observation.

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