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Shadowing At Adobe

Do you tell everybody that you want to be a vet when you grow up? Curious about what really happens behind the scenes at a hospital?  Want a taste of veterinary medicine to see if working at Adobe is the right thing for you?  Then consider shadowing a doctor or technician at Adobe!

Shadowing opportunities are a great way to really experience Adobe.  You are paired up with a doctor or technician for 4 hours and you go everywhere they go! You will go into rooms to watch them give medical exams on patients, see the technicians draw blood or give vaccines and you might even get to see a surgical procedure!

To help our doctors and techs focus on our patients and clients while still giving you a great learning experience, we do have a few requirements for shadowing:

  • Must be 14 years or older
  • Must have parents permission.  Sorry parents, you don’t get to join.
  • Be able to take direction from the medical team both for your safety and the safety and comfort of our clients and patients
  • Be okay with the site of blood Not sure if you are? That’s okay, but know you might see some.
  • Love animals and people

Please email Casey L at to see if we have any shadow spots open.  In your email please include all the days and times you are available (the more times you offer the more likely we can fit you in) and if you have a special interest.   Shadowing is done at both locations.


Unfortunately we don’t offer any volunteer opportunities at this time.  We haven’t been able to find a way to have volunteers and still meet the California Labor Laws surrounding this.  Just because you can’t volunteer with us though, doesn’t mean you can’t still work with animals!

Here are a few ideas if you want to work with animals:

  • Get a job at Adobe!  We have positions open to 16 year old students and older!
  • Check out our local humane societies, shelters and animal controls for opportunities.
  • We have some amazing rescues in the area that could use your help and support.

Not sure how you could help a local rescue group?  Here are some ideas to consider before giving them a call.  Check out their websites for more info about what specific groups need.

  • Foster a pet
  • Help at adoption fairs
  • Walk foster dogs, take them for hikes or play ball with them
  • Clean up litter boxes or back yards for those fostering
  • Help with fundraisers
  • Spread the word about events and pets they are trying to adopt
  • Volunteer to petsit for foster parents so they can go out of town

How can a foster parent make a difference?  It did for my Sugaree!

This is my dog, Sugaree, who came from the Germand Shepherd Rescue of Northern California.  Her foster parent brought her into Adobe to be seen by Dr Jane Johnson over 6 years ago.  The CSRs knew I was looking for a GShep and hadn’t found the right one after months of searching.  I instantly fell in love with Sugaree when I met her in the lobby.  She was super curious, friendly and so talkative!  She wouldn’t have come into my life if her foster parent hadn’t taken her in for the rescue group.  Another reason why I promote supporting our rescue groups with your volunteer efforts!