Find a Job Working With Animals

See All of the Different Options With This Animal Career List

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Are you just getting started on an animal career search, changing from one career to another, or simply wondering what options might be out there for someone interested in working with animals? While your first thought may be the always popular field of veterinary medicine, there are many other careers with animals that may be of interest to you.

Here is an always evolving list of career possibilities for animal lovers divided into categories.

A few careers are listed in multiple categories when appropriate.

Veterinary and Vet Tech Careers

Animal Welfare Veterinarian
Aquatic Veterinarian
Avian Veterinarian
Bovine Veterinarian
Clinical Pathology Vet Tech
Clinical Practice Vet Tech
Emergency & Critical Care Veterinarian
Equine Veterinarian
Equine Vet Tech
Feline Veterinarian
Internal Medicine Veterinarian
Lab Animal Veterinarian
Relief Veterinarian
Small Animal Veterinarian
Small Animal Veterinary Technician
Large Animal Veterinarian
Mixed Practice Veterinarian
Track Veterinarian
Veterinary Anesthesiologist
Veterinary Dermatologist
Veterinary Epidemiologist
Veterinary Microbiologist
Veterinary Nutritionist
Veterinary Opthalmologist
Veterinary Pathologist
Veterinary Radiologist
Vet Tech Anesthetist
Veterinary Surgeon
Veterinary Surgical Tech
Veterinary Theriogenologist
Zoo Veterinarian

Animal Health Careers

Animal Assisted Therapist
Animal Chiropractor
Animal Geneticist
Animal Health Inspector
Artificial Insemination Technician
Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
Veterinary Pharmacist>
Veterinary Practice Manager
Veterinary Receptionist

Careers with Cattle

Beef Extension Agent
Cattle Feedlot Manager
Dairy Farmer
Dairy Inspector
Dairy Herdsman
Dairy Nutritionist
Ranch Manager

Careers with Dogs and Cats

Animal Control Officer
Animal Cruelty Investigator
Animal Shelter Manager
Detection Dog Handler
Dog Breeder
Dog Groomer
Dog Show Handler
Dog Trainer
Dog Walker
Doggie Day Care Owner
Humane Educator
Kennel Attendant
Kennel Manager
K-9 Police Officer
Pet Adoption Counselor
Pet Bakery Owner
Pet Boutique Owner
Pet Sitter
Mobile Dog Groomer
Pooper Scooper Business Owner
Service Dog Trainer

Careers with Horses

Barn Manager
Bloodstock Agent
Broodmare Manager
Dude Ranch Wrangler
Equine Dental Technician
Equine Extension Agent
Equine Pedigree Analyst
Equine Veterinarian
Equine Veterinary Technician
Exercise Rider
Farm Manager
Foaling Attendant
Horse Identifier
Horse Show Braider
Horse Show Judge
Horse Trainer
Horsemen's Bookkeeper
Hot Walker
Jockey Agent
Jockey Valet
Mounted Police Officer
Paddock Judge
Racehorse Trainer
Racetrack Outrider
Racetrack Starter
Racing License Clerk
Racing Secretary
Racing Steward
Riding Instructor
Saddle Fitter
Stallion Booking Secretary
Stallion Manager
Tack Shop Owner
Yearling Manager

Careers with Marine Animals

Aquaculture Farmer
Marine Biologist
Marine Mammalogist
Marine Mammal Trainer

Careers with Reptiles

Reptile Breeder

Sales Careers

Equine Insurance Agent

Equine Product Sales Representative
Livestock Feed Sales Representative
Livestock Insurance Agent
Pet Food Sales Representative
Pet Product Sales Manager
Pet Product Sales Representative
Pet Insurance Agent
Pet Store Manager
Veterinary Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Wildlife Careers

Wildlife careers can involve a wide variety of native or exotic species. Zoo careers, fish and game management careers, biology related careers, and wildlife rehabilitation careers are just a few of the available options.

Aquatic Veterinarian
Fish and Game Warden
Marine Mammalogist
Wildlife Biologist
Wildlife Manager
Wildlife Forensic Scientist
Wildlife Inspector
Wildlife Rehabilitator
Wildlife Technician
Wildlife Veterinarian
Zoo Commissary Keeper
Zoo Curator
Zoo Development Director
Zoo Director
Zoo Educator
Zoo Habitat Designer
Zoo Keeper
Zoo Nutritionist
Zoo Registrar
Zoo Veterinary Technician

Other Animal Careers

Some animal careers don’t quite fit any of the categories mentioned above. These careers combine an interest in animals with work in law, training, photography, painting, or writing.

Animal Editor
Animal Career Recruiter
Animal Lawyer
Animal Photographer
Animal Science Professor
Equine Photographer
Grant Writer
Movie Animal Trainer
Pet Portrait Artist
Pet Writer

Animal Internships

Be sure to pursue animal related internship opportunities. There are options available in a number of fields and internships can enhance your resume by providing proof of practical experience.

Animal Behavior Internships
Animal Education Internships
Animal Nutrition Internships
Animal Welfare Internships
Aquaculture Internships
Avian Internships
Beef Internships
Canine Internships
Dairy Internships
Equine Internships
Insect Internships
Livestock Appraiser
Marine Animal Internships
Marine Mammal Training Internships
Pre-Veterinary Internships
Poultry Internships
Primate Internships
Reptile Internships
Sheep and Goat Internships
Veterinary Pharmaceutical Sales Internships
Veterinary Technician Internships
Wildlife Conservation Internships
Wildlife Rehabilitation Internships
Zoo Internships