Job Shadow

Celebrating the Bond Between You and Your Pet

GVH Job Shadow Mission Statement:  To expose students throughout the surrounding communities to a real life work experience in the field of veterinary medicine.  

What is a job shadow?  A  job shadow is a real life work experience where students learn about a career that they have an interest in.  They locate a competent professional

that they are interested in by shadowing a competent professional in that field. The job shadow is a day long unpaid learning experience. Through this experience students will:

  • extend career exploration beyond the classroom setting.
  • build relationships between schools and businesses.
  • be inspired to achieve future career goals.
  • develop a professional relationship with a GVH employee who has the ability to  answer questions relating to their position, experience and education.
  • celebrate the human-animal bond with the GVH team.

Operations:

  • Job shadow candidates will be between 16-25 years of age.
  • Job shadows will be accepted Tuesday through Friday from 8:45 am to 3 pm (times may vary depending on the needs of the student and GVH schedule).
  • All potential Job Shadow candidates must complete the application below.
  • Once accepted, the shadow will be contacted by Todd Metrision, Director of Operations.  
  1.  select a date and time for the shadow.
  2.  be assigned a mentor for the day.
  3.  emailed a link to complete a release form.
  4.  emailed a link to view the Job Shadow expectations video.

                

Job Shadow Application

Release of Liability and Permission Form
    Please select all that apply
  • Liability Release

    JOB SHADOWS AND/OR PARENTS OF JOB SHADOWS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 ARE REQUIRED TO READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AND SIGN BELOW.
    The undersigned acknowledges that all participations in Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital Job Shadow Program is a potentially dangerous activity involving RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, DEATH. Such risk may increase based upon any changes in number of guests and volunteers, types of projects performed, and weather conditions, etc. in general. In consideration of the Job Shadow Program with Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital permitting the named volunteer to participate in the Job Shadow Program, I hereby agree as follows:

    The undersigned hereby RELEASES AND WAIVES any and all RIGHTS AND CLAIMS of any nature which said undersigned has or may have against Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital and its respective officers, employees, agents, volunteers and representative there of hereinafter referred to as Releases, which is any way arises out of or is related to participation in Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital Job Shadow Program.

    This includes the Release and Waiver, without limitation for DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE, or PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH the undersigned may suffer from any cause whatsoever related to participation in Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital Job Shadow Program. The undersigned assumes FULL RESPONSIBILITY for any and ALL RISK OF ANY BODILY INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR DEATH which the undersigned may suffer while participating in Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital Job Shadow Program, whether due to weather conditions or weather-related conditions, animals at the hospital and/or participants or ANY other causes. I further agree that I am solely responsible for payment of all costs resulting from rendering medical aid and ambulance services to the participant and I authorize that all necessary first aid steps may be taken as prescribed by qualified personnel.

    The undersigned agrees to DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD RELEASES HARMLESS from any and all liability, damage, cost or expense (including but not limited to attorney and witness fees) which may be incurred or suffered by them on account of any claim for death, personal injury but not limited to attorney and witness fees) which may be incurred or suffered by them on account of any claim for death, personal injury, damage to property or any damage caused by the undersigned’s participation in Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital Job Shadow Program.

    As the Parent/Guardian of job shadow participating I agree to following Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital Job Shadow Policies and Procedures: (Please initial each line then sign and date the bottom)
  • I certify that the health information provided to Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I am aware that volunteering with Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital Job Shadow Program may require vast levels of exertion. I know that a Job Shadow may be required to lift fifty pounds, and work with animals that may at times be unpredictable. Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital encourages Job Shadows to have physical examinations by their physicians prior to job shadowing in the program.

    This is to certify that I have read, understood and agrees TO THE TERMS OUTLINED IN THE ABOVE Release of Liability and Certification and Release.

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