Maddie's® Parvo ICU Apprenticeship

July 29 - Aug 1, Aug 19 - 22, Sept 9 - 12 and Sept 30 - Oct 3, 2019

Maddie's® Parvo ICU Apprenticeship at Austin Pets Alive!

Do you want to start saving dogs with parvo in your community? Would you like a chance to learn how to give parvo puppies a chance to survive with APA!'s exclusive protocols and intensive care unit?

Who Should Apply?
These apprenticeship opportunities are for shelter/rescue organization directors, veterinarians,  staff and volunteers who are interested in learning how to be most effective at implementing this type of program in their organization.

Applicants must:

  • Have one year of experience in a veterinary clinic that includes administering IV, IM, injections and (preferably) catheter placement experience OR be a medical team manager, supervisor or director
  • Have basic pharmaceutical knowledge
  • Be comfortable calculating and administering medications
  • Be comfortable working with symptoms of the virus

Home organization must have:

  • Cooperating veterinarian
  • Ability to build and manage team

How Does it Work?
The Parvo ICU Apprenticeship is four days. Students will receive four inspiring days at Austin Pets Alive! in Austin, Texas. Students will experience hands on training to learn all aspects of the APA! Parvo ICU program, including treatment protocols and procedures, quarantine and decontamination protocols, and how to recruit and train a team of professionals and volunteers. APA! Parvo ICU staff and volunteers will collaborate with students to develop treatment protocols that will be utilized in the students' home shelters or organizations.

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

Applications May 13 - May 24, 2019

Applications to attend a Maddie's Apprenticeship Program will be accepted May 13 - May 24. 2019. Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on May 24 but please note that our office is only staffed until 4pm Monday through Friday.

Dates and Number of Candidates
Apprenticeship programs will run July 29 - Aug 1, Aug 19 - 22, Sept 9 - 12 and Sept 30 - Oct 3, 2019. A total of 3 apprentices will be selected for each session. Candidate assignments will be determined on a first come first served basis.

How to Apply
Complete and submit to us the application form through the Maddie's Fund Grants Portal, titled "Maddie's Apprenticeship Program - Student Application". If this is your first time accessing our Grants Portal, you'll need to create an account by following the instructions on the log in page.

Applications are accepted May 13 - May 24. 2019.

Apply May 13 - May 24, 2019