San Antonio 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.

Although much lower than the estimated national average, San Antonio is home to 498,976 dogs and 279,713 cats — that’s roughly 57% of all households living in the area! However, San Antonio does have one of the highest estimated homeless dog population rates in the country, sitting at roughly 34,636 dogs daily. Many shelters and animal support teams around the area are looking to resolve this problem, and the best part is that they’re always looking for volunteers like you to help.

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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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