Animal care and service workers include animal trainers and animal caretakers. One of their responsibilities is providing companionship to their clients animals. Animal care and service workers usually have a genuine love of animals. Patience is also a key in working with any animal.
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Animal lovers get satisfaction in this occupation, but aspects of the work can be unpleasant and physically and emotionally demanding. Most animal care and service workers are trained on the job, but advancement depends on experience, formal training, and continuing education.
(Source: U.S. Department of Labor)
Help dogs overcome storm fear
We know that a storm is just a storm, and itll most likely pass without incident. But try telling that to your dog.
Pet maintenance often overlooked by owners
Many animals that wind up at shelters, including the Halifax Humane Society, do so because people who had the pet didnt think about the consequences of not properly caring for an animal.
Animal abuse sign of big emotional problems
Responsible pet ownership involves looking after the pets physical needs.
Bereaved pet owners learn to cope with sadness
Best friends come in all shapes and sizes. Some are family. Some are school chums. Some best friends arent even human.
Special students dig dog days
Clyde, a registered pet therapy dog owned by Davis, comes to class with her once a week at Volusia Pines Elementary School.
Wayward seal regaining strength
When Sunny the harbor seal washed up on New Smyrna Beach almost two weeks ago, the youngster joined a host of other sea creatures that have found their way onto local shores.
Specialty vets going to the dogs– and cats
A veterinary specialist must receive a bachelors degree, attend four years of veterinary school, complete a one-year internship, three years residency, and pass a certification exam within their specialty.
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Animals at Work: Compassion vs. Cruelty
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Pets: Too Much of a Good Thing?
You probably know there´s more to owning a pet than providing it with food, water and shelter. Most pets need physical exercise and mental stimulation. Social interaction is another important ingredient for the overall health of many kinds of pets. Another way to help keep your pet healthy is to take it to the veterinarian for regular checkups and shots to prevent diseases.
Zoos: The Last Hope for Some Species?
Most zoos are expanding their roles, changing from mere animal showcases into complex places for teaching and learning about wildlife and habitat conservation.
Animal Care Career Descriptions
Americans own and care for 48 million dogs, 25 million cats, 23 million birds, 12 million exotic pets and 340 million fish. Although many of us enjoy and appreciate animals, making them your career calls for something special.
Animal Care and Service Workers
Many people like animals. But, as pet owners can attest, taking care of them is hard work. Animal care and service workers train, feed, water, groom, bathe, and exercise animals, and clean, disinfect, and repair their cages.
Shelter Employment Listings
State employment listings and HSUS job opportunities. Includes experience needed to fulfill hiring requirements.
National Animal Control Association and Animal Control Professionals
The National Animal Control Association (NACA) was formed in 1978 for the express purpose of assisting its members to perform their duties in a professional manner. Only carefully selected and properly trained animal control personnel can correct community problems resulting from irresponsible animal ownership.
Jobs and Internships
Besides listing available jobs in the field of animal care, PAWS currently offers an Advocacy Intern Program, Wildlife Internship Program and Wildlife Veterinary Externship Program for third and fourth year Veterinary Students.
Animal Care Technician Jobs
A list of positions available and the qualifications needed to pursue them.
Discovery Schools Puzzlemaker
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