Category Archives: Careers with Animals

Zoo Keeper

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A Zoo Keeping career involves long hours, starting early and finishing late.  Your days will be varied and challenging and you will need to work rain or shine, so a love of the outdoors and a passion for working with animals … Continue reading

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Pet Sitter / Dog Walker

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This relatively new industry involves visiting owners’ home when they are away to care for their pets. Daily tasks of a pet sitter are: Dog walking, pet feeding, supplying fresh water, changing kitty litter, picking up dog poo, cleaning up … Continue reading

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Volunteering at an Animal Related Charity

If you really want to feel your work is worthwhile, you could apply for a job or volunteer at one of many animal related charities. There are many types of positions in these organisations and it is worth having look … Continue reading

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Pet Shop

Bear in mind that some pet shops are more ethical than others.  As an animal lover, you’ll probably want to pick a pet shop whose owners are interested in animal welfare. Most of the cute little puppies and kittens that you … Continue reading

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Animal Behaviour Consultant

What is an animal behaviour consultant? Consultants in animal behaviour educate, train and find solutions to behaviour problems in domestic animals (pets), although other species may also be dealt with. Commonly termed an animal behaviourist, some may specialise in one … Continue reading

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Dog Listener

Dog listening is a concept that originated with the UK’s Jan Fennell who uses a method known as ‘Amichien Bonding®’. Dog listeners consult with dog owners whose dogs are exhibiting stress behaviour such as excessive barking, separation anxiety and running … Continue reading

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Animal Masseur

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Animal massage courses teach you to administer massage therapy to aid and encourage recovery after operations or illness. Courses such as Canine Myofunctional Therapy and Equine Myofunctional Therapy are offered by the National College of Traditional Medicine.

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Zoologist

A zoologist is someone who is dedicated to the study of animals – their classification, structure, physiology, behaviour, distribution, ecology, anything and everything about how and why animals are what they are and do what they do. It may seem … Continue reading

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Vet Nurse

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Veterinary Nurses assist vets in treating animals and provide a source of information to customers. They also perform cleaning and sterilisation of equipment and clerical duties. A Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing is required to qualify to provide a high … Continue reading

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Dog Trainer

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To become a dog trainer, first apply for a dog training course. There are several training courses available. National Dog Trainers Federation claims to offer Australia’s only government-approved and nationally recognised professional dog trainer certificate, Certificate III in Dog Behaviour … Continue reading

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