There are several accredited schools and colleges that offer an education in the veterinary field. Careers can include veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal care specialists, wildlife rehabilitators, habitat specialists, animal trainers, and more. Educational programs can offer coursework that consist of learning genetics, nutrition, breeding, science, cellular biology, microbiology, and other animal related courses. Training to work with animals can be an exciting career opportunity whether you choose to work with farm animals, domestic animals, exotic animals, wildlife, or even aquarium inhabitants.
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Animal Care Specialist
Accredited schools and colleges offer training in specific areas of animal care including medical care, grooming, training, supervision, and more. With a career as an animal care specialist you can find employment in animal shelters, kennels, zoos, pet stores, veterinary clinics, rescue agencies, and many other facilities. Workshops and seminars are available to those looking to become managers of animal shelters or veterinary clinics, and those who would like to start their own business. Coursework for students seeking a degree in this field may include biology, nutrition, laboratory procedures
, veterinary anatomy, math, systemic physiology, and other relevant courses.
Veterinary technicians are in charge of conducting tests, taking blood, developing x-rays, caring for animals, and assisting the veterinarian in routine tasks related to the care of animals. As a veterinary technician you can work with a variety of animals in veterinary hospitals and clinics, kennels, wildlife facilities, zoos, or other related amenities. Accredited educational programs offer courses in veterinary technology, animal biology, animal anatomy, radiology
, parasitology, animal dentistry, and other classes. The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) offers certification to technicians, and information regarding employment and other resources.
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The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
is one of several agencies approved to provide full accreditation to veterinary schools and colleges. When looking to obtain a degree in the veterinary field it is important to make sure the program you attend carries accreditation, in order to ensure that a quality education will be received.
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to learn more about receiving a veterinary degree. Contact a number of accredited educational facilities and request more information regarding the career of your choice. PETAP Articles Relating to This Profession:Veterinarians and Your Necessary Qualities