Originally Posted by PetPony
Are you in Athens? I'm trying to find a vet to volunteer for/shadow that's not at the vet school. While I love being there, I'd also like to see another practice, where people aren't always willing to spend thousands of dollars and have all the equipment available. Smaller stuff. I just wanna see another side of everything.
I assume you were asking me
And yes, I am in Athens! If you are interested in shelter medicine or just want some low-cost action, check out Dr. Light in Watkinsville at the AAHS Spay and Neuter Clinic. It's really easy to become a volunteer online and you get to observe surgery and help recover the animals. The techs there are really great too and they always need help. As for other clinics, I'm not really sure. The Cat and Dog Clinic is a small, family owned place and they seem really nice, but I have no idea if they are accepting volunteers. You just have to ask around. If you want large animal, food animal or equine, well, you really will have to cast your net pretty far. I drive 1 hour each way to volunteer 3 times a week at a rural clinic just for the mixed practice experience (but it's worth it!!).