Clinic

Baja Dogs La Paz conducts a clinic and distributes dog food for dogs in our program every 2 weeks:

In preparation, volunteers organize medicines and food for distribution. In addition, the casita where our clinic, office, food storage, and small store are located must be cleaned and prepared to receive the dogs on clinic day.

The day of the clinic, we weigh and measure the dogs, our veterinary team performs exams, blood tests, administers vaccines and medicine, among other things. Everything is “charted” or documented so that when the dog is adopted, its new owners have a complete record. The preparation and follow-up begins and extends well beyond the actual day of the clinic.

Locations:

  • La Paz, BCS, Mexico
When you submit your application, you can select one or more of the following roles:
Key Responsibilities:
  • Measuring height, length, and neck of each dog.
  • Handing out food and medicine according to a pre-printed distribution list.
  • Checking the dogs in as they arrive.
  • Helping hold and calm the dogs while they wait for their appointments.
Training:
  • Baja Dogs La Paz Volunteer Orientation
  • Clinic Team Guidebook training
  • On-the-job training
Qualifications:
  • Willingness to support the Baja Dogs La Paz mission
  • Cell phone, charged, with Whatsapp for communication
  • Punctuality
  • Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish. It is not necessary to be fully bilingual, but some basic understanding of the process to follow and basic words in either language are beneficial.
Time Commitment:
  • 8 hours every two weeks or more as desired
Key Responsibilities:
  • Basic understanding of medical abbreviations and terms.
  • Some basic understanding of veterinary practices, protocols, tests, etc.
  • Data entry of clinic information for each dog seen
  • Verification of information for consistency
Training:
  • Baja Dogs La Paz Volunteer Orientation
  • Clinic Team Guidebook training
  • Training in our Animal Shelter Manager system
  • On-the-job training
Qualifications:
  • Willingness to support the Baja Dogs La Paz mission
  • Cell phone, charged, with Whatsapp for communication
  • Punctuality
  • Computer skills particular with web-based data entry
Time Commitment:
  • 6 hours every two weeks
Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist the veterinarian in the exam room
  • Follow instructions of the veterinarian
  • Hold a dog still for tests, blood draw, and other procedures
Training:
  • Baja Dogs La Paz Volunteer Orientation
  • Clinic Team Guidebook training
  • On-the-job training
Qualifications:
  • Willingness to support the Baja Dogs La Paz mission.
  • Punctuality.
  • A love for dogs.
  • Patience and calmness when handling dogs.
  • Ability to follow instructions and respond quickly to requests from the veterinarian team.
Time Commitment:
  • 6 hours every two weeks or more as desired
Key Responsibilities:
  • Sweeping, mopping, and cleanup of the casita in preparation for the clinic, during the clinic and at the completion of the clinic.
  • Watering the outside plants.
Training:
  • Baja Dogs La Paz Volunteer Orientation
  • Clinic Team Guidebook training
  • On-the-job training
Qualifications:
  • Willingness to support the Baja Dogs La Paz mission
  • Punctuality
  • Willingness to clean, mop, and perform what many consider to be menial task, but something that is critically important.
  • A love for dogs.
Time Commitment:
  • 6-8 hours every two weeks or more as desired
Key Responsibilities:
  • Preparing and labeling medicine for handout during the clinic using a pre-printed report
  • Medicine includes flea/tick/heartworm medication, deworming, and other medication
Training:
  • Baja Dogs La Paz Volunteer Orientation
  • Clinic Team Guidebook training
  • On-the-job training
Qualifications:
  • Willingness to support the Baja Dogs La Paz mission
  • Punctuality
  • Need to be organized and able to follow precise instructions
Time Commitment:
  • 2 hours every two weeks or more as desired
Key Responsibilities:
  • Using a preprinted report, contact rescatistas (fosterers) to schedule appointments for their dogs
  • Use Whatsapp and communicate in both English and Spanish fluently
  • Use web-based scheduling tool to input names and times for the upcoming clinic
Training:
  • Baja Dogs La Paz Volunteer Orientation
  • Clinic Team Guidebook training
  • On-the-job training
Qualifications:
  • Willingness to support the Baja Dogs La Paz mission
  • Punctuality
  • Bilingual
  • Use of Whatsapp for communication
  • Use of internet to access scheduling data and update schedule as necessary
  • A love for dogs.
Time Commitment:
  • 8-10 hours every two weeks spread over 6-8 days prior to each clinic