Dallas Animal Volunteer Opportunities

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.

In 2023, officials at Dallas Animal Services said the main shelter was filled to 130% capacity and was only expected to increase throughout the year. Because Dallas is home to an estimated 600,000 dogs and cats, many of which are strays, there are countless ways to volunteer at an animal shelter. Dallas volunteers continue impacting the lives of animals each day, and if you’d like to make a difference in an animal’s life, you’re in the right place.

To get involved as a volunteer at an animal shelter in Dallas, contact one of the organizations listed below today.

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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.

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Remember to Track Your 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!

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