Working with animals can involve much more than helping at an animal shelter or grooming dogs. There are lots of different jobs out there for people who share a deep concern for the welfare of animals. Authors Michele C. Hollow and Dr. William P. Rives give you the inside scoop on all of them, including:
Veterinarian and veterinary technician
Animal trainer for movies and TV
Guide dog trainer
This unique career guide features personal stories from experts in the field, including a large-animal surgeon, a professional dog trainer, an animal behaviorist, and the former president and CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This guide gives you everything you need to find a job that fits your animal-loving personality.
Michele C. Hollow (South Orange, NJ) is a writer, editor, and animal lover. She is a member of several animal welfare agencies, including Friends of the Animals, and her local animal welfare association.
William P. Rives, VMD (Jackson, NJ), is the director of Six Flags' Great Adventure Wild Safari in Ocean County, NJ, the world's largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa. This wildlife preserve is home to more than 1,200 exotic animals roaming on 350 acres of simulated natural habitat. Dr. Rives is also the head veterinarian at Six Flags.