I live in NYC and most of the animals here are mainly in the "small animal" classification. With a vast number of shelters and animal organization, my experience and hands-on experience is limited. I tried calling many veterinarians and asked if they accepted volunteers but many doesn't. So far, my experience with animals are from volunteering with animal adoptions, kennel cleaning, dog walking, cat socializing, animal neutering, and as a zoo docent (some animal interactions). I am a bit worried about the level of animals experience I am suppose to have when applying for vet school. I know diversity in your experience is a great thing, but how many hours of experience is deemed sufficient? I just started volunteering like crazy but the work I am handling is minimum.