Opportunities in Animal and Pet Careers

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2008-10-10
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Get started in a position that has a future and is financially rewarding. Opportunities in Animal and Pet Care Careers provides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to enter the field of animal care. Book jacket.

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Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
A New Look at Animal and Pet Carep. 1
Preventive medicine
Computers and technology in the field
Care and conservation of wildlife
Pets and psychology
An ever-growing field
Animal Care Historyp. 5
Veterinary medicine in ancient times
A time of darkness
Animal care in France
Rural America
Early humane and conservation efforts
The twentieth century: increasing concern for animals
Working with Animals: Aptitude and Attitudep. 15
Aptitude for animal care careers
Attitude is essential
Interlocking of aptitude and attitude
Volunteering and Apprenticeshipp. 19
Animal care employment outlook
Getting a job in a highly competitive field
Many ways to volunteer
Route to a D.V.M. Degreep. 23
Junior high and high school
Choosing a college
College curriculum
Choosing a veterinary school
One veterinary school
Cost of veterinary school
Your veterinary school experience
Many Fields of Veterinary Medicinep. 35
Small-animal medicine
Large-animal medicine
Veterinarians on the go
Public service
Veterinary research in government
Veterinary research in industry and medicine
Military veterinarian
Zoo veterinarian
Holistic veterinarian
Animal crime scene investigator
Veterinary Outlook for the Futurep. 51
Veterinary medicine and the economy
Promising fields in veterinary medicine
Women and minorities in veterinary medicine
Salary expectations
Possible Changes in Veterinary Education and Practicep. 57
A futuristic report
Possible practice direction
Support Careers in the Veterinary Officep. 61
Veterinary technician
Animal lab technician
Veterinary assistant
Animal hospital clerk
Pets in Therapy and Pets as Therapyp. 69
Making the pet a pleasant member of the family
Pets for the sick, elderly, and handicapped
Dogs that listen
Helping pet owners cope with illness and death
Variety and Excitement in Zoo Workp. 79
Zoo director/supervisor
Zoo curator
Zoo habitat designer
Aquarium work
Careers in Animal Sheltersp. 91
Types of animal shelters
Functions of animal shelters
Characteristics needed for animal shelter work
Shelter jobs
Pet stores
Preparing for a Career with Wildlifep. 103
Basic career requirements
Wildlife biologist
Wildlife conservation officer
Seasonal work, volunteering, and conservation teen clubs
Earth and animal protection clubs
Careers in conservation
Public relations and wildlife
World Society for the Protection of Animals
Job outlook
Two wildlife stories
Careers with Dogsp. 129
Combination careers
Educational and physical requirements
Kennel work
Dog groomer
In-home dog and cat care
Training careers
Dog breeder
Show dog handler
Careers with Horsesp. 151
Horse breeder
Stable owner and riding instructor
Horse trainer
Horse massager
Life on a dude ranch
Professional rider
Other track careers and blacksmithing
Veterinary Medical Schoolsp. 167
Bibliographyp. 175
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