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And His tender mercies are over all
His works (Psalms, 145:9)
Have you thought about working with animals as a
If you love animals (and you probably do, because
you're at an animal website!) we imagine that you might have thought at one
time or another about working with animals as a profession. We know how
important a career decision is, and the fact that you are looking at this
section means that you are curious about how your values and interests might
someday be applied to a career in caring for the welfare of animals.
Here are some ideas:
Probably what first comes to mind when thinking about working with
animals is becoming a
veterinarian. We think it is a wonderful profession. By the way, did
you know that there are many different fields to choose from within the
veterinary profession? Some
veterinarians, like the ones you probably know, work with smaller,
domesticated companion animals, while other veterinarians help the animals
in wildlife sanctuaries in Israel and countries around the world.
Are you curious about how nature works and do you
enjoy finding out new information and studying new topics? Maybe you would
make a great field researcher, studying animals and their behavior
in their own natural environment.
Do you feel cramped if you spend too much time inside and come alive
when you are on hikes, exploring animals in nature, and observing
them? It's possible that you'd make a great park ranger or guide.
Do you love the sea and ocean life? Perhaps a career as an
oceanographer awaits you.
Do you feel a real sense of connection with homeless animals and the
staff who care for them when you walk into an animal shelter? Maybe
a career caring for shelter animals, or managing a shelter, is in
Artist for Animals
Are you artistic, visual and creative?
Perhaps you would
make a great illustrator of books related to animals or even a
wonderful producer of TV programs about animal life!
Animal Rights Lawyer
Are you concerned about justice? Is learning about the law and how
it protects animals interesting to you? It's possible that you would
make a great animal rights lawyer. As an animal rights lawyer, you
would protect the rights of animals by working to change laws and by
arguing cases in the defense of animals — including farm animals,
companion animals, and animals used for research.
Animal Cruelty Investigator
As a cruelty investigator, you would be using many different skills
to investigate wrong-doings to animals, including interviewing,
inspecting, reporting, educating, and testifying in court. Like an
animal rights lawyer, your skills could be used to overcome cruelty
in many environments — such as homes, pet stores, puppy mills, labs, and farms.