Animal Health

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Career Profiles of people who deal with the health of pets

This Sub-category looks at all the careers where people work with the health of pets, specifically through direct intervention, such as veterinarians, or through the research and production of medicine.

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Of the 79 careers connected to health, food or nutrition, only those where you are directly involved with the animals are listed on this page. Those where you are indirectly involved (such as those in art, design, news, media and publications) are discussed under their own categories.

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Minimum Entry Level: Doctorate Degree

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals, Mammals

An Animal Acupuncturist is a qualified Veterinarian that uses additional knowledge and skills to insert specially designed needles into points on an animal’s body to produce a healing response.

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Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Horses, Dolphins, Wolves

​Animal-assisted therapists are trained professionals (normally with some medical background) that use animals as a part of the treatment of humans with physical or mental conditions. 

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals, Mammals, Marine Mammals, Birds

​An animal behaviourist studies the way animals behave and tries to determine what causes certain types of behaviour and what factors can prompt behaviour change.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Birds

​An Animal Behaviour Assessor helps animal societies or institutions, such as dog kennels, to assess the overall behaviour of mostly domesticated animals.

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Minimum Entry Level: Doctorate Degree

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals, Mammals

An Animal Chiropractor performs adjustments to the joints and vertebrae of animals to alleviate pain, restore balance, and improve overall performance.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals, Mammals, Marine Mammals, Fish, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians

​Animal Health Inspectors are responsible for inspecting various facilities including livestock markets, hatcheries, pet dealers, animal shelters, production facilities, research laboratories, feedlots, and quarantine facilities to ensure that animals that are kept are healthy and/or not being abused or neglected.

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Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals, Mammals, Marine Mammals, Fish, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians

An animal husbandry specialist is a scientist that looks after the breeding process of certain kinds of farm animals. Most husbandry specialists work with livestock, but some do specialize and work with wildlife in places such as zoos.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Farm Animals

​An animal massage therapist uses massage techniques to relax the muscles, stimulate circulation and assist in strengthening limbs of animals.

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Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals, Mammals

​Animal physical therapists provide special care to animals who have had surgery, been injured or suffer from chronic pain, by helping their limbs to properly recover.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals

​​Animal welfare inspectors investigate alleged reports of animal cruelty or neglect, and may also rescue or collect animals at risk of harm.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Farm Animals

​An artificial insemination technician is normally a qualified person that assists farmers to inseminate certain female animals. Artificial insemination is used for various reasons, mostly to allow a female to be impregnated with the semen of a high value or prized male to increase the value of livestock.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Dogs

​​Canine hydrotherapists use water to help dogs recover after surgery, or which might have a chronic illness.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals, Mammals

​A holistic health specialist uses alternative medicine and techniques to treat animals, mostly pets.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals, Fish, Birds

​Pet Insurance Brokers are special sales representatives of insurance companies that offer health insurance coverage policies for a variety of pet species. The health insurance is used similar to what we have as humans, in case of medical expenses and emergency.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals, Mammals

They assist animal therapists with the wellbeing of animals that have to be rehabilitated after surgical procedures. Works under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, or occupational therapist.

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Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals

​​A veterinarian is an animal doctor that treats animals for various kinds of illnesses.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals, Mammals, Marine Mammals, Fish, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Mollusks, Crustaceans

​A veterinary assistant helps take care of animals while at the veterinary clinic.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals, Mammals, Marine Mammals, Fish, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Mollusks, Crustaceans

​​A veterinary nurse assists a veterinarian with various roles within a clinic.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals, Mammals, Marine Mammals, Fish, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians

​Veterinary technicians provide assistance to veterinarians in diagnosis and procedures, or laboratories in performing important research.

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