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Support Staff Training

Welcome to CAMP!

We offer Veterinary Technicians and Assistants and future Veterinarians the opportunity to learn more about HQHVSN by volunteering at one of our clinics.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Our Spay/Neuter clinics provide high quality, high volume sterilization services to the Los Angeles community. Volunteers and student interns receive hands-on training in medical and surgical nursing alongside our staff Technicians, Assistants and Surgeons.

Who Can Apply?

Experience in the Veterinary field and related education is strongly encouraged, but not necessary to apply.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply to volunteer or intern with us, please email for more information.

Volunteer Training Topics

1. Intake & Release Protocols

  • Patient check-in & intake protocol/procedures

  • Pre-surgical physical examination


2. Drug Protocols

  • Drug review

  • Drug records/logs

  • Preoperative sedation/anesthesia protocol

  • Individual patient drug preparation

  • Patient records

  • Pain management

  • Emergency drug protocols

  • Community cat considerations


3. General Maintenance

  • Instrument cleaning & sterilization

  • Surgical Pack preparation

  • Kennel/facility maintenance & cleaning

  • Laundry

  • Stocking supplies

​4. Surgery

  • Anesthesia monitoring

  • Anesthesia machine operation & maintenance

  • Induction & intubation

  • Surgical preparation

  • Identification & management of complications

  • Recovery monitoring

  • Emergency protocols & CPR

  • Efficiency flow

  • Autotransfusion procedure


    5. Wellness

  • Vaccine protocols & administration

  • Handling & restraint

  • In-house lab work

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