HOW YOU CAN HELP
Work with us to provide veterinary care to the animals that need our help.
The Doney Coe Pet Clinic is 100% volunteer staffed. We are always looking for committed veterinary professionals and volunteers that are interested in clinic operations.
Due to Union Gospel Mission policies, people under 18 years of age are not allowed in the clinic.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Here is a brief description of each of the clinic volunteer positions:
Licensed DVMs and Vet Techs will provide basic animal wellness care, diagnose and treat conditions. You will determine when to refer to our partners for emergency or critical care.
We are always looking for professionals that are passionate about making pets look and feel fabulous!
You will be the first point-of-contact for clients. You will pass out the numbered tickets for food and vet assistance and gauge the severity/urgency of medical issues. Emergencies are seen first. Work with INTAKE station to guide clients in when it is their turn.
Once the client is at the INTAKE table you will find/update/register the owners’ and their pets’ information. Record as much information about the reason as possible to pass on to vets. You will be the first line of information about clinic policies. Some database management is required.
You will act as the liaison between the veterinary and non-veterinary sides of the clinic by taking the health records from the INTAKE area to the treatment area. You will manage the flow of clients and their pets in a small space while delivering mission-critical information to the vet professionals.
Once the animals have received a rabies vaccine they will come over to the RABIES table to claim a tag and accurate certificate. You may need to look up older rabies certificates if asked by clients/animal control.
You will fulfill clients’ requests for food, cat litter, training pads, and treats. Counsel clients on suitable replacements for any items not available at a specific clinic. Organize and measure out food and litter. Set-up and break-down of the food bank.
You will assess the animal’s needs and distribute harnesses, beds, food/water bowls, toys, clothes, etc. on an individual, as needed basis. Clients are asked to trade in existing supplies to receive new supplies. Assist owners in fitting their pets and help them try on different sizes/styles.
Organize and evaluate the inventory to make sure that all items are safe for animals (no choke-chains, improperly made toys, etc.) and discard any that do not meet the standard.
You will be asked to explain that entry into the facility on clinic days are for clinic volunteers and clients only and direct people to the UGM front desk as needed. Keep the area around the door clear.
Please contact us if you would like to join our tribe of dedicated volunteers helping pets live the life they deserve.
COMPASSION FOR COMMUNITY
Be a world of good.
One four-legged friend at a time, Ph.D. student Dr. Heather Fowler leveraged her education to give back as a volunteer veterinarian for Doney Coe.
Watch this video to learn more about how she helped the pets of low-income and homeless Seattleites.