Related Careers

Related Careers
August 21, 2009 (published)
  • So you love animals, and you think you want to spend your life working with them. Great! You may find after doing your research, that veterinary medicine seems like the right choice for you. But, you may also decide that you don’t want to spend another four years in school. Maybe you just aren’t sure you want to be the person responsible for telling clients that their beloved pet is sick. It's possible you may feel the financials or lifestyle of veterinary medicine don’t match with your long-term goals. Or, perhaps you’d just like to look at other options.

Here are some resources for non-veterinary careers with animals to get you started. Please note that the VIN Foundation is not affiliated with any of these institutions, nor do we endorse any.

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