College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medical Center

Client Assistance


Client Assistance Volunteer

In spring and summer a number of baby farm animals are born and need medical assistance. Neo-natal volunteers assist staff and vet students with simple care for patients and their mothers. They will sit with the neonates, monitor their functioning and report observations to staff.

Volunteers will provide coverage during weekday evenings and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays. Each shift is four hours long and on an on-call basis. Weekday evening shifts are from 7-11pm, 11pm-3am, 3-7am; on weekends and holidays the shifts are 7-11pm, 11pm-3am, 3-7am, 7-11am, 11am-3pm, and 3-7pm.


  • Must be 18 years of age, up-to-date with tetanus and rabies series shots.
  • Must complete orientation; willing to commit to one shift a week for six months (including a one-month probation period).

Initial training and ongoing in-service training is provided by staff supervisor, volunteer manager, and other staff.

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  • Last modified on May 30, 2013