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Careers in Veterinary Medicine and Wildlife Careers

VeterinarianVeterinarians play a major role in the healthcare of pets, livestock, and zoo, sporting, and laboratory animals. Some veterinarians use their skills to protect humans against diseases carried by animals and conduct clinical research on human and animal health problems. This Career Cornerstone site provides information about how to prepare for this career, information about employment and career path prospects, Day in the Life job descriptions and earning potential.
www.careercornerstone.org/veterinarian/veterinarian.htm

Veterinarians care for the health of pets, livestock, and animals in zoos, racetracks, and laboratories. Some veterinarians use their skills to protect humans against diseases carried by animals and conduct clinical research on human and animal health problems. Others work in basic research, broadening our knowledge of animals and medical science, and in applied research, developing new ways to use knowledge. This Bureau of Labor Statistics website provides detailed information about educational requirements and job prospects in different types of veterinary science careers. www.bls.gov/oco/ocos076.htm

Talk to the Vet: This website provides an overview of careers in veterinary medicine, information about veterinary schools and admission criteria, as well as videos and information about pet health and breeds. www.talktothevet.com/faqvetcareer.HTM

ElephantPreparing for a Wildlife Career: There are many careers involving wild animals, or related to wildlife and conservation, that you might think about pursuing. Many require extensive education in various fields within the life sciences. This website provides an overview of the variety of career options in this area, as well as detailed information about the coursework and field work necessary to prepare for these careers.
nationalzoo.si.edu/Education/WildlifeCareers/

Zoo animalJobs in Zoos: With more than a hundred million people visiting zoos and aquariums annually, all zoo and aquarium employees have the opportunity to educate the public about the critical need for the conservation of wildlife and wild lands. This responsibility assures an interesting and rewarding career, but the profession requires more than a commitment to conservation - it requires hard work. This website provides information about the requirements for jobs in zoos and aquariums.
www.aza.org/ForEveryone/Careers/

Zoological Park Careers: Can you turn your love of animals into a career? The good news is that there are many types of jobs that involve working with animals, most of them within zoological parks. This website profiles these positions and provides descriptions of specific job responsibilities and challenges. http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/ZooCareers/home.html

Some photos by UW-Madison University Communications.

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