Chicago's no-kill shelter for cats, rabbits and dogs

Veterinarian/Veterinary Technician

Time Periods When Assistance Is Needed

  • Daily: 10 a.m – 5 p.m
  • Wednesday evenings 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Related Tasks

  • Perform basic health examinations of cats and dogs
  • Perform fecal analysis
  • Administer vaccinations and treatments
  • Review animal records and provide treatment for animals with ongoing or chronic conditions
  • Other related assistance, as discussed with the Red Door staff and Board

Special Capabilities Needed

  • Must be a certified veterinarian or veterinary technician in the state of Illinois


All prospective veterinarian or vet tech volunteers are required to meet with Red Door’s manager and President to discuss medical capabilities, time and resource commitments, and animal care practices before evaluating or treating Red Door animals.


Veterinarians are asked to commit to a minimum 2-hour shift and commit to a regular monthly schedule. Certified Veterinary Technicians are asked to complete a minimum 2-hour shift and commit to a regular weekly or bi-weekly schedule.

Please fill out this application to volunteer with the animals at Red Door!
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