Volunteering with veterinarians at shelters and animal care facilities is the best way to explore and confirm your dream of becoming a veterinarian.
As a volunteer shadowing in a veterinary hospital, you can see exactly what a veterinarian’s day looks like. By watching hospital procedures, you'll learn medical terms, animal husbandry techniques, education names, basic anatomy and so much more. If you volunteer at a shelter, you contribute to the well-being of animals in distress while gaining valuable skills in essential caregiving tasks — these can include feeding, administering medications and offering socialization and mental stimulation to the animals under your care.
Looking to become an animal shelter volunteer? Brooklyn, New York blooms when it comes to animal hospitality. As if it wasn’t already a busy state, New York is home to approximately 600,000 dogs and 500,000 cats. Although Booklyn's pet population isn’t this high, the animal shelters there are continuously busy, and the facilities welcome volunteers to help provide care to the animals.
To find a Brooklyn volunteer animal shelter near you, view the following information.
Through its news feed, the Vet Volunteer app keeps you up to date on the latest postings by shelters and veterinary hospitals that are welcoming volunteers in your city. The library of locations is populated by volunteers like you who are actively tracking their hours.
You'll need to remember and record all you volunteer hours and tasks for your future veterinary college applications. The best way to record your activities is through the Vet Volunteer app. It allows you to write what animals you worked with, what type of experience you had and, most importantly, log exactly what you did each day -- this keeps all your information in one place for easy reference later on in your veterinary journey!