Animal Care & Service Worker Careers
For those who truly love animals, few careers can be more exciting and potentially rewarding than working in animal care and service.
As an animal care and service worker, your career could be based around caring for animals in a zoo or aquarium or it also could include working alongside a veterinarian. Either way, your days will typically be spent up close and personal with a range of different animals.
The typical animal care and service worker is employed in a wide range of different settings, including the aforementioned zoos and aquariums, as well as stables, kennels, shelters, pet stores and virtually anywhere else where animals are housed. Due to the sometimes sensitive nature of the work, it can be quite emotionally demanding at times—especially when dealing with sick or dying animals. In addition, the work can also be quite tough physically and animal care and service workers tend to experience more work-related injuries and illnesses than the average worker.