Mountain Aire Veterinary Hospital encourages each and every person to foster their interest in helping animals. Whether it’s a part time presence volunteering throughout the week, a full time Registered Veterinary Technician starting their career, or even a full-fledged Veterinarian joining the team – MAVH welcomes and appreciates every helping hand.
All applications are held on file for thirty days. Employees are generally hired out of our volunteer pool as positions become available, as our volunteers have already become familiar with our facility, standards of care and procedures as well as showing an interest in this field. Our practice strongly believes in rewarding hard work!
Students are encouraged to become volunteers as early as possible so that they may begin accumulating hands-on experience hours even before formal medical education commences. (More than one of Mountain Aire’s staff started out as a volunteer trying their hand at this animal care business before official employment!) Volunteers must be a minimum of sixteen years of age, and certain restrictions will apply to duties in direct relation to age in accordance with practice philosophy and California State Labor regulations. Our local high school has a program on ‘career building’ through which volunteering can be coordinated.
Younger volunteers may be permitted to observe hospital procedures if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian while in the treatment area. To arrange an observation, please contact our reception staff for an appointment. Please be aware that preferred dates may not be available due to our appointment schedule or emergencies and is ultimately up to the discretion of Dr. Cosko or any other resident veterinarian on duty.
Applications may be obtained in person at Mountain Aire, however we have provided a PDF version available for convenient download to fill out at home (about 300k). Applications may be submitted during business hours at our office, or by USPS, fax, and email. Please be sure to include a cover sheet or letter if applicable, making sure to identify any and all attachments in addition to the application’s three pages.
If you have any problems downloading, printing, or emailing an application -please contact our office by telephone and we will work to resolve the issue as soon as possible.