October 30 - November 3 and November 27 - December 1, 2017
Clinic Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!
Do you want to learn ways to ensure that each animal at your shelter or rescue receives the medical care, kindness, and solicitude that we would give our own pets? Then the Austin Pets Alive! Clinic Apprenticeship is for you!
Who Should Apply?
There are three different apprenticeship opportunities for shelter/rescue organizations:
- APA! Clinic Apprenticeship for Clinic Managers
- APA! Clinic Apprenticeship for Veterinary Technicians
- APA! Clinic Apprenticeship for Veterinarians
Please specify in your application which opportunity you are interested in. These opportunities are for clinic managers, veterinary technicians and veterinarians who are interested in learning how to be most effective at implementing this type of program in their organization.
How Does it Work?
Student will experience 5 days of hands-on training at the Austin Pets Alive! Medical Clinic. The medical staff at Austin Pets Alive! has revolutionized the management of shelter care by using careful budgeting, accepting animals as if we are an open intake shelter and agreeing to save them all rather than fall back on euthanasia (except in extreme cases).
The goal of this clinic is to ensure each animal receives the medical care, kindness, and solicitude that we would give our own pets. You will learn how to achieve these goals in your own organization by providing:
- Routine medical care.
- Illness/Injury/Emergency Care Alive! functions as an emergency clinic for these animals in addition to a wellness and surgical clinic.
A $1,500 stipend to cover travel and lodging will be awarded to the organization of each student chosen.
Applications July 31 - August 14, 2017 - Application Closed
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