Maddie's® Clinic Apprenticeship

Managers: Sep 24 - 27 and Nov 5 - 8, 2018 | Veterinarians: Dec 17 - 20, 2018

Maddie's® 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?
Maddie's® Apprenticeship for Technicians will focus on following protocols, triaging patients, working with other staff and teams, and time management.

Maddie's® Apprenticeship for Managers will focus on use of donations and inventory, re-routing funds, staff maintenance, staff scheduling, working with the vets, and the importance of customer service in the shelter.

Maddie's® Apprenticeship for Vets will focus on systemizing treatments, triaging sick and injured patients, and treating illnesses/injuries in the shelter.

The APA! medical clinic that serves all the animals in APA!'s care, including animals that live at the APA! facilities and those in the APA! foster programs. All of the animals in APA!'s care require routine medical treatment, however, as APA! pulls animals who are at risk of euthanasia, they see a greater rate of serious medical issues than most shelters do. Animals come to APA! in any and every stage of illness, from simple lacerations to severe bodily injury or advanced diseases. APA! has developed a comprehensive medical program that addresses each animal in a way that allows them to conserve resources so that they can help as many animals as possible, while ensuring that every animal receives treatment that meets or exceeds our standards of care.

The APA! medical clinic is a progressive clinic that honors every single animal's will to live, and doesn't let antiquated medical information or out-of-date 'best practices' prevent lifesaving. APA! recognizes that they, as a clinic and shelter, can't solve a third world problem with a first world solution. The APA! clinic functions as if they are in a crisis situation, which they are, with over 300,000 animals being killed in the state of Texas each year.


A $1,000 stipend to cover travel and lodging will be awarded to the organization of each student chosen.

Applications August 8 - 17, 2018 - Application Closed

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