Sadly, due to cutbacks in hours, I just lost my volunteer spot at a clinic on an indian reservation near my home, and have been looking for place to continue building my resume/application. I enjoy clinical work, but find the type of work I'm able to do as an uncredentialed volunteer (Histories, vitals, urinalysis) has gotten a little mundane in the last year. Rather than trying to find something similar, I was thinking of working at an emergency vet clinic. A friend of mine works there and sees EVERYTHING you could possibly imagine: trauma, cancer, auto-immune disease, amputations, exploratory surgeries, as well as some really high-tech interventions that all take place right there. Would it be crazy to try and get some more hands-on experience by working with animals for a while? Less liability, more varied cases, and greater need for volunteers make it more likely that I will be able to get my hands dirty and find out if I really want to go through the rigors of med school. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!