Volunteer Position Description

The volunteer program at Pleasant Plains Animal Hospital offers a unique opportunity for a look inside the day to day activities of a veterinary hospital. Pleasant Plains Animal Hospital is open 7 days a week and currently has four veterinarians on staff.

Volunteers approved for the position will be scheduled for two shifts per week. Each shift will be four hours in length. The volunteer program at PPAH runs for three months, over the course of the three months volunteers will be assigned to follow a kennel technician for one month, a technician assistant for one month, and then a licensed veterinary technician for one month.
Candidates approved for this position are able to witness and learn about a myriad of aspects of veterinary medicine. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Examinations and diagnostics
  • Surgery
  • Dental radiographs, extractions and cleanings
  • Laboratory testing
  • Radiology
  • Ultrasonography
  • Orthopedics
  • Stem cell treatments
  • Animal husbandry
  • Daily care of hospitalized patients

Candidates must be at least 16 years old to apply, and candidates under 17 years of age must have working papers to apply.