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Life is full of difficult decisions. 


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Anonymous asked: What are some occupations that involve working with animals but does not exploit or harm them? Thanks. X



Here is an always evolving list of career possibilities for animal lovers, including veterinary careers, divided into categories. A few careers are listed in multiple categories.

Veterinary Careers

Veterinarians can choose to work in general practice, to specialise in working with a particular species or related group of animals (i.e. large animals, small animals, equine), or pursue board certification in a veterinary speciality (such as dermatology, anaesthesiology, or pathology to name a few specialist paths).

Animal Welfare Veterinarian
Aquatic Veterinarian
Avian Veterinarian
Bovine Veterinarian
Emergency & Critical Care Veterinarian
Equine Veterinarian
Feline Veterinarian
Small Animal Veterinarian
Large Animal Veterinarian
Mixed Practice Veterinarian
Wildlife Veterinarian
Veterinary Acupuncturist
Veterinary Anesthesiologist
Veterinary Dermatologist
Veterinary Epidemiologist
Veterinary Microbiologist
Veterinary Nutritionist

Veterinary Opthalmologist
Veterinary Pathologist
Veterinary Pharmacologist
Veterinary Radiologist
Veterinary Surgeon
Veterinary Theriogenologist
Veterinary Toxicologist

Veterinary Support Staff Careers

Veterinary technicians can assist veterinarians in a variety of areas (i.e. equine or small animal practice). They may also pursue specialty certification (in areas such as surgery, emergency and critical care, etc) after gaining several years of practical experience and taking a comprehensive exam to achieve accreditation.

Veterinary Technician
Clinical Practice Veterinary Technician
Clinical Pathology Veterinary Technician
Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Technician
Equine Veterinary Technician
Internal Medicine Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Behavior Technician
Veterinary Dental Technician
Veterinary Nutrition Technician
Veterinary Surgical Technician
Veterinary Technician Anesthetist
Zoo Veterinary Technician

Other Animal Health Careers

There are many careers (not directly related to careers in veterinary medicine) that are concerned with maintaining the health and well being of animal species. These career paths range from advising on behavioural or nutritional topics to hands on careers such as massage therapy and animal care.

Animal Behaviorist
Animal Care Specialist
Animal Geneticist
Animal Massage Therapist
Animal Nutritionist
Animal Scientist

Careers with Birds

Careers with Dogs and Cats
Animal Cruelty Investigator
Animal Shelter Manager
Dog Groomer
Dog Trainer
Dog Walker
Doggie Day Care Owner
Humane Educator
K-9 Police Officer
Adoption Counselor
Pet Bakery Owner
Pet Boutique Owner
Pet Sitter
Mobile Dog Groomer
Pooper Scooper Business Owner

Careers with Horses
Barn Manager
Bloodstock Agent
Broodmare Manager
Equine Dental Technician
Equine Extension Agent
Equine Pedigree Analyst
Equine Veterinarian
Equine Veterinary Technician
Foaling Attendant
Horse Identifier
Horsemen’s Bookkeeper
Hot Walker
Stallion Manager
Tack Shop Owner
Yearling Manager

Careers with Marine Animals
Marine Biologist
Marine Mammalogist

Careers with Reptiles

Sales Careers

There are many sales and marketing related careers that involve animals to some degree. While a career in veterinary pharmaceutical sales may be the first animal related sales career you think of, there are certainly several other options to choose from. These additional options include career paths such as insurance sales and a variety of jobs related to pet product sales.

Equine Insurance Agent
Equine Product Sales Representative
Pet Food Sales Representative
Pet Product Sales Manager
Pet Product Sales Representative
Pet Insurance Agent
Veterinary Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Wildlife Careers

Wildlife careers can involve a wide variety of native or exotic species. Zoo careers, fish and game management careers, biology related careers, and wildlife rehabilitation careers are just a few of the available options for those interested in having a career with wildlife.

Aquatic Veterinarian
Marine Mammalogist
Wildlife Biologist
Wildlife Manager
Wildlife Forensic Scientist
Wildlife Inspector
Wildlife Rehabilitator
Wildlife Technician
Wildlife Veterinarian

Other Animal Careers

Some animal careers don’t quite fit any of the categories mentioned above. These careers combine an interest in animals with work in law, training, photography, painting, or writing.

Animal Editor
Animal Career Recruiter
Animal Lawyer
Animal Photographer
Animal Science Professor
Grant Writer
Pet Portrait Artist
Pet Writer

Animal Internships

If you have the chance before beginning a serious job search, also be sure to pursue an animal related internship opportunity or two. There are options available in a number of fields and they can really enhance your resume by providing evidence of direct, hands on experience. Hands on experience is particularly valued in the animal industry.

Animal Behaviour Internships
Animal Nutrition Internships
Avian Internships
Canine Internships
Equine Internships
Marine Animal Internships
Pre-Veterinary Internships
Reptile Internships
Veterinary Pharmaceutical Sales Internships
Wildlife Rehabilitation Internships


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