Volunteer for Alpha Veterinary Services

Alpha Veterinary Services takes pride in serving as leaders of our industry, as well as guiding aspiring animal lovers and pre-veterinary students of medicine to the path to success. We welcome volunteers & students to work side by side with staff providing care for pets, advocating for animals, and educating others about the importance of animal health. Are you looking for a way to make a difference for animals? Check out the many volunteer opportunities at Alpha below. Get involved today!

Volunteer Areas

  • Job Shadowing
  • Pre-Veterinary Student of Medicine Pathway
  • Pre-Veterinary Technician Pathway
  • Veterinary Assistant​
  • Kennel Assistant​
  • Dog Walker (Select Locations)
  • Dog Kennel Cleaning Assistant (Select Locations)
  • Dog Kennel Attendant (Select Locations)
  • Receptionist/Scheduler

Why Choose Us?

  • Providing High Quality Care for Pets
  • Individualized Pet Care Plans for All Our Pets
  • We Care About Your Pets as Our Own
  • Going Above & Beyond Since 2014
Does Your Furry Family Member Need Attention?

Getting Started Is Easy

If you're interested in volunteering with Alpha Veterinary Services, please follow these steps:

  • Be of age. Volunteer positions have a minimum age requirement of 18.
  • Know which clinic you would like to volunteer at. We have several clinic locations and knowing the closest location to you will help us with potential placement. Please consider the potential commute before applying to volunteer.
  • Submit a volunteer letter of request online and tell us a bit about yourself.
  • Complete a volunteer application sent in response to your volunteer letter of request.
  • Attend an orientation. You will learn about the volunteer positions available at Alpha Veterinary Services, our history, and policies.
  • Choose a position and shift. Peruse the volunteer position descriptions to see what kinds of positions are available.
  • Make a commitment. There are some flexible options.

Please note:​

Alpha Veterinary Services cannot accommodate those seeking to fulfill court-ordered community service at this time.

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