The Spay/Neuter Clinic takes the Homeward Bound Pets mission statement of “Improving the lives of cats and dogs through adoption and community partnerships” seriously. We have worked over the last year to build several community partnerships.
Job Training Skills
The Spay/Neuter Clinic is proud to have trainees from
- Easter Seals
- Shangri-La Youth and Family Services
Over the last year, these organizations have provided us with wonderful interns to learn a variety of job skills including reception, computer skills, janitorial, animal handling, and veterinary assisting. The clinic has benefited greatly from the diverse group of great people these programs have sent us to work along side our volunteers and we have enjoyed teaching skills and giving back to our local community.
Job Shadows and Internships
This year the clinic has expanded our community partnerships and has been pleased to have college students job shadow and internship with us.
- Linfield College
- OSU Veterinary College
College students bring a unique view and the latest teaching when they come into the clinic. We enjoy having these eager young students around to teach and to learn from. We have job shadows come to follow the veterinarian to determine if a veterinary carrier is right for them. OSU veterinary students come to the clinic to observe or assist in surgery and gain greater surgical knowledge and experience. We enjoy the chance to assist in molding these new young veterinarians and assisting them with their education and skill development. At the same time they provide us with energy, excitement, and the latest vet school teachings! Later this year we are hoping to have an intern from the Portland Community College Veterinary Technician program join us.
Emergency shelters for people with pets often require the pets be vaccinated for rabies. This can mean the difference between a pet and its owner getting shelter from the cold on a winter night. The Spay/Neuter Clinic works with YCAP to provide emergency rabies vaccinations to pets whose owners need to get into a shelter for the night. When referred to the clinic by the shelter, these emergency rabies vaccinations are provided at no charge.
Nonprofit Pet Shelters and Rescues
The Spay/Neuter Clinic wants to support fellow non profit groups that serve our pet community. We give discounted rates and priority scheduling to shelters and rescues.
The Spay/Neuter Clinic has been greatly blessed by this wonderful community and we enjoy giving back in every way we can.
All job shadows and interns must be 17 years or older. Limited positions available.