Text + -

Mission Viejo Animal Services Youth Explorer Program

Thank you for your interest in our Mission Viejo Animal Services Explorer Program! If you love animals or you're interested in a career in the animal field, this program is for you! Our program focuses on different careers within the animal field such as Entrepreneurship, Grooming, Veterinary Science, Animal Behavior/Training, Animal Tracking, Animal Law Enforcement, Animal Rescue, Field Biology, Marine Biology, Animal Handling, and so much more. You will gain experience and meet many individuals who work in many of these fields.


  • Must be responsible and on time
  • Must be between 14-18 years of age
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Attend bi-monthly meetings (second and last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm)
  • Participation in Events, Activities, or Projects
  • Assist with emergencies
  • Participation in community projects and or events
  • Team player

Uniform is required and explorer will be responsible for obtaining some uniform materials (to be discussed in Orientation).

If you meet the requirements and are interested in being part of our program, fill out the application here to begin your journey as an explorer! Applications will be reviewed and an interview will be conducted for qualifying individuals, just like applying and interviewing for a job! Selected individuals will then be contacted for our Explorer Orientation.

MVAS Explorer Application


mvas explorers vet day

MV Life

The MV Life app has been updated!  Keep your finger on the pulse of Mission Viejo.

Get timely information about news, events, and recreation so you can savor the good life in Mission Viejo.

Don’t delay in downloading this app today to take advantage of all this great community has to offer.

Download App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.missionviejo
Image of smart phone