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    I would like to start working in the animal industry. Sitting behind a desk all day long, not doing anything that is motivating or helping anything or anyone is just not for me. I have done it long enough.

    I am willing to go back to school or get whatever training nessassary. I have been looking around and talking to a few people at the dog parks.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I have raised animals (cats & dogs) all my life.

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  • You can try and get into vet school, but that is many years of schooling. Vet techs are similar to nurses, and assist vets. I think that is a 2 year program at Jr. colleges.

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    I do not know if Canada has certified vet technicians but check into that. In the USA there are regular vet techs and certified vet techs. The American Veterinarian Medical Assocation-AVMA accredits the degree programs to become a certified vet tech.

    Jennifer

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  • K

    In Canada you have to become a Registered Vet Tech as well. It is a 2 year college course. You can also go and become an animal care worker which is a one year course. But the Tech's make a significant more money than the ACW's.

    I have also looked into Pet sitting, Pet Walking and such because it is very big over here.

    I also volunteer at the Humane Society with walking and loving the animals.

    Training is another option but I do not understand how to become one. I would even think about being someones apprentice for this.

    I had a friend get bitten by a dog in the neck and face right in front of my and almost die so I would also like to educate people regarding dog bites and attacks. Maybe teach kids how to tell signs of when I dog looks aggressive or not comfortable. How to approach dogs and when not too. When to do when a dog isnt yours and you are at its house.

    I am looking at all my options to make sure I make the next right step in my life. I know it is with animals. Rescue, training, saving. They are all too important to me not to be more apart of that!

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  • Dog training or becoming an animal behaviorist might be up your alley, I know there is a lot of education involved in becoming a 'real' behaviorist.

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  • K

    I would love to become a dog trainer. I have no idea where to start though. i have been trying to find a school or something but there is nothing. hmmm

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