Animal Health Careers

There are many job opportunities in animal health. Use these career tips and resources to find work in nutrition, veterinary, agriculture and pet specialty industries.
Veterinarian with bulldog wearing a cone
The Pros and Cons of Being a Veterinary Technician
A day in the life of a pet insurance sales agent: Sales skills are essential for sealing the deal; experience in a vet’s office will help you with key terms; genuine love of animals will help connect with clients; no college degree required; stay on top of new policies and products
Pet Insurance Sales Agent Job Description: Salary, Skills & More
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Becoming an Animal Care Specialists in the Military
Vet inspecting cows whilst feeding on dairy farm
Beyond Private Practice: Careers for Vets
A veterinarian using a stethoscope on a dog
Career Options for the Animal Health Field
What does a veterinary technician do? Helps with physical exams of patients, observes animals behavior and condition, restrains animals during exams or procedures, more specific duties based on the type of patients or the tech's individual specialty area
Veterinary Technician Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
Veterinary Ophthalmologist Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
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Here Is a Look at 11 Different Veterinary Technician Jobs
Image shows a woman on the phone wearing a labcoat. She has a parrot on her shoulder, a can on the desk, and a dog hopping up to the desk. On the wall behind her is a line graph, a picture of a pill bottle, and two portraits of a cat and a dog. Text reads: "A day in the life of a veterinary pharmaceutical sales representative: Contact new and current customers to discuss which products satisfy their needs, answer questions regarding pricing, availability, and delivery time. Explain the features of pharmaceutical products to customers. Prepare sales contracts. Median annual salary: $79,680 (38.31/hour)"
Veterinary Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Job Description
Image shows a woman sitting on the floor surrounded by a variety of farm birds. Text reads: "A day in the life of an animal nutritionist: work with veterinarians and veterinary technicians, work with a specific group of animals, responsible for creating a balancing rations, assess nutritional and caloric requirements based on animal's condition"
Animal Nutritionist Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
5 Reasons to Pursue a Vet Tech Specialty
Vet surgeons operating on a dog
Veterinary Surgeon Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
Animal Massage Therapist
Animal Massage Therapist Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
What does a veterinary nutritionist do? Provide specialty consultations, formulate diets for health animals, create special diets to prevent and manage diseases, balance complete rations for animals involved in performance or production
Veterinary Nutritionist Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
What is a veterinary pathologist: Determine cause of disease through observation and laboratory analysis, Advise veterinarians about diseases detected in sample tissues or fluids, Perform biopsies or necropsies
Veterinary Pathologist Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
Animal Chiropractor Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
Image shows a farm scene with horses, chickens, a cat, with a farmer, doctor, and health inspector on the farm as well. Text reads: "A day in the life of an animal health inspector: working with state veterinarians in testing animals, explaining laws and regulations to those raising, selling, transporting, and caring for livestock and other animals. Inspecting various facilities including: livestock markets, hatcheries, pet dealers, animal shelters, production facilities, research laboratories, feedlots, quarantine facilities"
Animal Health Inspector Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
A day in the life of an emergency and critical care veterinary technician: Being on call in the intensive care unit; clean wounds and apply casts and bandages; give injections and take blood samples; monitor vitals
Emergency & Critical Care Vet Tech Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
What is a veterinary epidemiologist? Veterinary epidemiologists are veterinarians with advanced training in monitoring, controlling and preventing disease in animal populations. Most work regular ours. A basic Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree is required. May find jobs at research laboratories, academic institutions, private corporations, government organizations
Veterinary Epidemiologist Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
An animal behaviorist in a training facility teaching a dog to shake hands.
Being an Animal Behaviorist: The Duties, Salary, and More
A day in the life of a veterinary receptionist: Provide customer service, answer phone calls and schedule appointments, assist with pet supply purchases, update and file patient charts, maintain the cleanliness of the waiting room
Veterinary Receptionist Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
A day in the life of a veterinary practice manager: Financial reporting, client service, patient medical records oversight, community involvement
Veterinary Practice Manager Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More