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(November 07, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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We love animals, and for some reason, when we think of future animal careers, the only ones that pop into our minds are vets and zookeepers. These are both excellent ways to work with animals, but if you are looking for an animal career, keep your mind option to other possibilities as well. Wanna work with animals? Consider these jobs:

Veterinarian and Vet Assistance

The vet is the most well known animal job. A veterinarian is an animal doctor who can specialize in household animals, large animals or farm animals. Sometimes, they do all kinds of animals, but they usually specialize. The vet is responsible for keeping animals current with shots, and doing physical exams to be sure animals are healthy. If an animal is sick, the vet must figure out what is wrong and then prescribe the right treatment or perform surgery. Almost every vet also is responsible for euthanasia or the most humane method of putting animals to sleep when they are beyond recovery.

If you like the idea of a vet, but lack the grades to beat out two-thirds of the total applicants each year or have the patience for seven to ten years of school, consider becoming an assistant to a vet. The programs often take only two years, are well paid and in great demand. Vet technologists are just one of the fields of vet assistance, but these positions are increasing as even the vetís office goes high tech.

Zoologist

A zoologist is an animal scientist, not really a zookeeper. Zoologists, along with wildlife biologists, study animals to determine their origins, behavior, diseases and life processes. They might study live animals or perform autopsies on deceased animals. A zoologist must have at least a Masters degree, if not a PhD in the field to be considered an expert. That means six to ten years of school just to become qualified.

Animal Caretakers

Some animal jobs simply offer companionship and care to animals. Animal caretakers work at the zoo or animal parks. A zoo keeper is usually responsible for only a few animals at a time, such as the elephants or big cats at a park. She would monitor, feed, and take care of her animals every day, often working in shifts with others. She would also have the opportunity to help raise the babies born in captivity.

Pet Groomers

Groomers fall into the same category. Groomers can work at doggie spas or at the vetís office to keep pets washed, trimmed and even paint a few toe nails. Groomers can have a lot of fun on the job Ė especially if they like dressing up animals. If you love horses, a groom position at a local stable can offer you the opportunity to care for your favorite animal every day. This position is usually trained at the place of employment and is perfect for high school students.

Rancher or Farmer

A small ranch or farm can be surprising satisfying to those who enjoy animals as well as open spaces. The main drawback of most farms and ranches is the livestock is raised for slaughter, but that is not always the case. Free range animals such as dairy cows and chickens (for their milk and eggs) are all the rage, and horses are always fun. You can even raise specialty animals for petting zoos or their wool.

Forester or Game Warden

If you have a passion for wildlife, consider becoming a forester or even a game warden. You can work in some of the most beautiful areas of the world and build a relationship with local wildlife. You can also keep an eye on those who would come to damage the natural wildlife, and if youíre a game warden, you can even arrest them if they try to break the law! Foresters are also usually involved in conservation efforts of wildlife.


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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: November 9, 2007
omg i luv animals but i wouldnt wanna do those jobs! i have a kitty & a puppy!!!
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cornelia_weasl

24/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: November 9, 2007
i have a chocolate lab...HERSHEY

solid white cat with a nasty bump on her head. JASMINE

a calico (so cute ) named BOOTSIE formerly Daisy

and a tabby named....... He'll answer to almost anything.....Taffy, Cat, Fat Cat, Little Cat, Big Cat, Baby, and in my dad's case, Da**it Cat.

my family has had waaaaayyy to many pets in the past...don't ask.
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H2O5

85/Female
Austria
Posted On: November 9, 2007
oh
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nannahgr22

24/Female
Michigan City, IN
Posted On: November 9, 2007
I like big animals and I am thinking I want to work and care for tigers, leopards, and big cats like that.
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: November 9, 2007
I Did Work As A Animal Carer For A Project. It Was Fun.

I Have 1 King Charles Spaniel And 1 Tabby Cat

My Dog Is Called Fudge And My Cat Is Ivory

-Kayley,x
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arabamericansw

22/Female
Japan
Posted On: November 9, 2007
I would definetly look into zoology=D
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Maddie705

20/Female
Willowick, OH
Posted On: November 8, 2007
i love animals and im considerign a zooligist
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iluvmyponyjack

22/Female
Posted On: November 8, 2007
I love animals and i actually want to go to college to be a vet. I love horses and i horseback ride so i don't know if i want to be an equine vet or a regular vet with cats and dogs and small animals
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catfanatic80

19/Female
Mission Viejo, CA
Posted On: November 8, 2007
Don't forget animal cops/police. They take pets away from their owners that have abused them....soo sadd..

~*Catty*~
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SaraSUPREME

21/Female
Zimbabwe
Posted On: November 8, 2007
I love animals!

I didnt really know what options I had animal wise, and now i'm thinking animal caretaker would be nice.

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XxXxIM_NOT_OKA

24/Female
Virginia Beach, VA
Posted On: November 8, 2007
I'm interested in being a vet for horses, and instead of just treating them, having a few and giving lessons on them, plus boarding other peoples horses in my own stables, you can do this for just about any animal, dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, soo yah, or a no kill animal sanctuary, where you can go to veternary school so you can be your own vet, well anywho kool article.
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alabamablonde1

20/Female
Elkmont, AL
Posted On: November 8, 2007
I like animals a lot more than people, lol. I am going to be an equine vet. My grandpa was a small animal vet for about 40 years.

BTW, it takes 8 years of college, not 10.
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: November 8, 2007
animals r soooo cute. if i were to work wit em i would work wit small animals cuz big one would be kinda too much 4 me...and i wouldnt wanna work wit lions or tigers either cuz they scare the mess outta me and they can turn mean at any time
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Original_scree

23/Female
Zionsville, IN
Posted On: November 8, 2007
Also, psychology research deals with animals frequently too. (Using certain codes of ethical standards to regulate what they can and can't do so no cruelty is involved, thanks). Animal's brains are fairly similar to humans in most respects, they're just more basic in some areas.

So...yea. Personally, though I like animals, I don't think I have the right personality to work with them full time. I'd much prefer a career in medicine.

--Orii
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Izzy_zy_Rocker

20/Female
Netherlands, The
Posted On: November 8, 2007
Awww, is Cani being emotional again? xD

Chillax Cani!

I do agree with you though.
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