Careers with Animals: Exploring Occupations Involving Dogs, Horses, Cats, Birds, Wildlife, and Exotics [NOOK Book]

Overview

  • A wide-ranging guide to jobs that involve animals
  • Provides current information on salaries, educational requirements, and job outlook, along with job information resources
  • Includes in-depth profiles of individuals who work with animals every day

A much-needed guide to animal-related professions, Careers with Animals is a vital resource for the animal lover looking to plan his or her future. Author Ellen ...

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Careers with Animals: Exploring Occupations Involving Dogs, Horses, Cats, Birds, Wildlife, and Exotics

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Overview

  • A wide-ranging guide to jobs that involve animals
  • Provides current information on salaries, educational requirements, and job outlook, along with job information resources
  • Includes in-depth profiles of individuals who work with animals every day

A much-needed guide to animal-related professions, Careers with Animals is a vital resource for the animal lover looking to plan his or her future. Author Ellen Shenk provides straightforward and accurate introductions to a wide range of potential careers--everything from familiar jobs such as veterinarian and zookeeper to cat breeder, animal chiropractor, dog show judge, and other more unusual pursuits. Also included are numerous fascinating profiles of real-life professionals, who give honest looks at the many challenges and unique rewards of working with animals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811740265
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 2/23/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 899,437
  • File size: 801 KB

Meet the Author

Ellen Shenk's experience in the career field includes writing articles and presenting seminars on the topics of the creative job search, interviewing, and writing resumes. She is a past editor of the national newsletter of the Career Information Resource Advisory Group and currently lives in Ottawa, Canada.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Introduction vi
Chapter 1 Choosing Your Career 1
Chapter 2 Cats, Dogs, and Other Small Pets 9
Small Animal Breeder 10
Dog or Cat Trainer 12
Animal Control Officer 20
Boarding Kennel Operator 22
Pet Groomer 23
Pet Sitter 25
Shelter Worker 26
Dog Shows 27
Professional Dog Handler 27
Dog Show Judge 28
Cat Shows 31
Resources 33
Profiles 42
Himalayan Cat and Alpaca Breeder 42
Professional Dog Trainer 45
Dog Show Judge and Dog Writer 48
Chapter 3 Horses 53
Horse Show Work 58
Horse Care 61
Equine Massage Therapy 63
Horse Training 64
Horse Business 67
Resources 70
Profiles 72
Head Instructor 72
Equestrienne 75
Chapter 4 Birds 79
Aviculture 81
Bird Tour Leader 82
Field Ornithologist 83
Bird Trainer 84
Resources 86
Profile 88
Bird Trainer 88
Chapter 5 Marine Animals, Fish, and Other Aquatic Creatures 93
Aquaculture/Fish Hatcheries 95
Aquarist 96
Fisheries Management 98
Marine Collector 99
Marine Mammal Trainer 101
Research Biologist (Fisheries) 103
Resources 105
Profiles 109
Aquarist 108
Marine Life Fisherman 112
Chapter 6 Reptiles and Amphibians 117
Herpetologist 118
Resources 122
Profiles 123
Herpetologist and University Professor 123
Zookeeper and Reptile Zoo Owner 126
Chapter 7 Wild Animals 129
Wildlife Biologist 131
Wildlife Technologist or Technician 133
Wildlife Officer 135
Wildlife Public Information Officer 136
Wildlife Rehabilitator 137
Resources 139
Profiles 141
Wildlife Biologist 141
Wildlife Rehabilitator 144
Chapter 8 Ranch Animals 147
Cattle 149
Pigs 151
Sheep 151
Goats 152
Poultry 152
Other Ranch Animals 153
Resources 154
Chapter 9 Exotic Animals 159
Zoos 159
Curator 163
Keeper 165
Sanctuary Work 166
Resources 167
Profiles 169
Senior Elephant Handler 169
Animal Sanctuary Owners 171
Chapter 10 Caring for Animals 177
Veterinarian 178
Veterinary Technician/Technologist 180
Animal Behaviorist 181
Holistic Medicine/Alternative Therapies 185
Animal Chiropractor 187
Animal Use in Therapy 188
Resources 189
Profiles 194
Veterinarian and Animal Chiropractor 194
Veterinary Technician 197
Chapter 11 Some Job-Search Tips 201
Index 212
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