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Reason #2 Not to Miss Puttin' On The Leash This Year!

Our 22nd Annual Puttin' On The Leash fundraising event is so close, you can almost taste it — join us Saturday, April 26 to peruse more than 20 local restaurants, caterers and food providers joining us at this year's event! Meet the chefs from some of your favorite restaurants and enjoy dozens of different flavors at Puttin' On The Leash!

Join us for our biggest fund-raising event of 2014, Puttin' On The Leash: Super Heroes on April 26, 2014. Click here to purchase your tickets today!


Summer Fun Starts With Spring Training

Great behavior doesn’t just happen - it’s taught. Whether you need to lay down a solid foundation or brush up on established skills, our reward-based methods will help you fulfill your dog’s potential. Come see for yourself why our Training Center is the leading program for dog training in the Boulder area.

Training Class Spotlight:
Puppy Prep School

This five-week training class provides instruction on basic obedience and behavioral issues, as well as offering your puppy the opportunity to flourish as they socialize with a new group of friends. Class begins on 4/30, click here to register!



Volunteer Opportunity: Surgery Packs Volunteer

This role ensures the health and well-being of animals by sterilizing and assembling surgical packs to ensure that all of our patients have clean, safe, sterile instruments while undergoing surgery!

Is this the volunteer opportunity for you?

  • You are not squeamish! You will be handling tools used during surgery.
  • You want to help us save lives!  Your attention to detail will help to ensure that our patients experience a safe, sterile surgery!
  • You love animals and are interested in their health and well-being.
  • You have an interest in Veterinary Medicine want to learn more about patient care.

What can you expect from your role as a Surgery Packs Volunteer?

Your service experience will involve:

  • Sterilizing surgical instruments and other medical tools and equipment, and assembling sterile packs.  This entails handling sharp objects.
  • Operating our ultrasonic cleaner, autoclave sterilizing machines, and helping with surgical laundry.  This reduces the risk of infection for our surgical patients!
  • First hand experience in a fast-paced veterinary clinic; you may need to be emotionally prepared to witness emergency medical care, euthanasia and view routine surgical procedures.

Your benefits:

  • A rewarding experience: your attention to detail can help us save lives!
  • You can see and participate in the daily operation of the Clinic
  • Receive 10% discount in Sonnyside Retail Store
  • Clinic volunteers who complete three months of service receive a 10% discount on veterinary services for their personal pets.

Your value to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley:

  • You are a welcome addition to our veterinary health care team.
  • Revenue generated by the Veterinary Clinic directly supports the mission of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley by funding health care for homeless and abused animals. Public veterinary services are critical to funding shelter operations.

How do I get started?

Veterinary Clinic volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Training & Skill Development

  • Complete your volunteer profile.
  • Meet with the Volunteer Department.
  • Hands-on training will be provided by Veterinary team.

Commitment: We ask for a weekly two-hour shift (9am – Noon or Noon – 2pm) for a minimum of six months. Please call if you are unable to make your scheduled shift so a substitute can be secured for this important role!

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