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Veterinary volunteer - help homeless pets!

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Veterinary volunteer - help homeless pets!

VET SOS

Vet SOS is looking for veterinarians, experienced veterinary assistants, and veterinary technicians to join our team of volunteers.

For more information, please contact our Vet SOS Coordinator at (415) 355-2237 or vetsos@sfccc.org.

WHO WE ARE

Vet SOS provides free veterinary care to the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans and links their human guardians with health care services. Operating since 2001, Vet SOS is a project of SFCCC's Street Outreach Services (SOS) program.

WHAT WE DO

Vet SOS provides twice monthly pop-up veterinary clinics in San Francisco with the help of our veterinary volunteers.

RESPONDING TO COVID

To reduce risk to volunteers and clients Vet SOS has moved from large drop-in clinics to more frequent, smaller clinics where visits are by appointment only. All clinics are held outdoors, masks are required (N95s and face shields are offered to volunteers), and physical distancing is practiced between clients and volunteers.

OUR GOALS

  • Improve the health of companion animals of homeless San Franciscans
  • Decrease the spread of infectious disease
  • Reduce pet overpopulation
  • Foster the human-animal bond
  • Provide health information and referrals to homeless San Franciscans
  • Champion the welfare of homeless pet guardians and their companion animals

OUR SERVICES

  • On-site veterinary wellness exams including vaccinations, routine procedures, and laboratory testing
  • Rabies certificates
  • Microchip implantation and registration
  • Distribution of animal food, leashes, collars, and other pet supplies
  • Referral and transportation to free spay/neuter surgery and other veterinary care
  • Linkage to human health services

OUR SUCCESSES

Each year over 500 companion animals of homeless San Franciscans receive free veterinary care from us.

VET SOS

Vet SOS is looking for veterinarians, experienced veterinary assistants, and veterinary technicians to join our team of volunteers.

For more information, please contact our Vet SOS Coordinator at (415) 355-2237 or vetsos@sfccc.org…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Groups Welcome

Location

On-site
San Francisco, CA, United States

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