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Animal Services Overview


Animal Service Workers are responsible for the care, grooming and feeding of animals. Bathing, exercising and medical duties may also fall under an Animal Service Worker’s area of expertise. Those involved in animal service officer work may perform animal control functions in compliance with animal control regulations, licensing and shelter duties.

Animal service workers can be employed in zoos, shelters, veterinary offices, farms, kennels and aquariums. There are also many animal service workers employed in scientific fields such as marine biology and animal studies.

Animal Services Education Requirements


The requirements for most animal services jobs include but are not limited to a high school diploma and secondary education, depending on the position. Veterinarians are required to obtain a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college and then complete four years of veterinary school. A veterinary technician is usually required to graduate from a vet tech program and become certified after passing state regulated testing. Some shelters and animal hospitals may require their employees to have a degree in animal science or in business administration depending on the type of animal service position. Humane Officers will usually need a required number of training hours that vary from state to state.

Animal Services Job Market


The job market for animal services and related animal fields is usually fairly competitive. Animal service work is expected to have grown a total of 21 percent by 2018. The need for animal service people in every region is usually medium to high, with larger populated cities having more employment opportunities than rural regions. Rural areas can have a slightly higher rate for animal service jobs depending on location due to a prevalence of farming and livestock. High job turnover also effects rate of employment and projected growth.

Animal Services Salary


The median wage for an animal service position varies greatly depending on type of position. The median wage for Veterinarians in 2013 was $84,460, with the highest paid positions earning $144,400. The average Animal Services Officer earned $19,970 per year in 2013, while the median annual wage for Animal Caretakers was $19,690 per year. Animal Trainers earned $25,270 per year.
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Min Qualifications High School or equivalent; 5 years related experience and LAT certified. JOB DESCRIPTION: To provide supervision for daily scheduling of animal husbandry operations. Min Qualifications Must be capable of demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions in a post-offer employment test as administered by UTMB Rehab Services. This job required the ability to lift u...
Min Qualifications High school or equivalent; no experience required. JOB DESCRIPTION: To assist in providing care of laboratory animals in a humane, safe and sanitary manner using appropriate equipment and established procedures. Min Qualifications Must be capable of demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions in a post-offer employment test as administered by UTMB Rehab Ser...
City of Newport News, VA Newport, VA, 24128
Performs routine animal care and related duties, such as feeding, cleaning, and monitoring the behavior and health of animals housed at the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter. This position also exercises the animals, maintains animal care reports and documentation, and assists shelter patrons. Requires a high school diploma and 3-4 years of professional animal care or animal control experience, o...
Merck & Co. Houston, TX
Description Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and te...
Job ID: 25252 Date Posted: 08/05/2014 Location: Smith Building Job Family: Technician/Technologist Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular FLSA Status: Nonexempt About Dana-Farber Located in Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/A...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0228 Title SR. ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN Department Animal Care Facility Shift Hours Per Week 40 City Boston State MA Description The Senior Animal Care Technician (ACT) is responsible for the daily monitoring and maintenance of the animals housed in the Animal Care Facility (ACF) and for various veterinary technical services to support the ACF ...
Our client is a large research institution in Boston with a complex and diverse Lab Animal Medicine program. This role will be part of a centralized department that is tasked with providing facilities, services, and information to facilitate effective research using laboratory animals at the institution. This role will be split between two functions; Animal Care/Health Monitoring & Breeding Progr...
Specialty Sales Representative- Animal Health Our client is a leader in Clinical products and services that are marketed to the Animal Health Market. They have asked us to locate a Sales Representative to sell to Veterinarians and Veterinary Hospitals in the San Diego, CA territory. There are many advantages to selling on the Animal Health Side: Direct Sales, No Managed Care, No Pods; Expanding M...
Merck & Co. Abilene, TX
Description Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and te...
City of Laredo, TX Laredo, TX, 78041
Job Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Performs routine rabies control, prevention work, and impounds animals; retrieves stray and uncontrolled animals; canvasses assigned area to locate animals in violation of licensing laws; conducts rabies disease investigations, surveillance and enforcement as well as health education and prevention on zoonotic and vector disease; may conduct advanced ...
Merck & Co. Providence, RI
Description Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and te...
Merck & Co. Savannah, GA
Description Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and te...
Merck & Co. Cincinnati, OH
Description Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and te...
Merck & Co. Indianapolis, IN
Description Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and te...
Tufts University Grafton, MA, 01519
This is an overnight position. The Animal Care Department supports the Foster Hospital for Small Animal's mission by providing general housekeeping services insuring care, cleanliness and comfort for all the dogs, cats and exotic pets who are treated in our inpatient, outpatient and emergency services. The Animal Care Attendant is responsible for patient care and feeding, general housekeeping an...
Merck & Co. Boise, ID
Description Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and te...
Merck & Co. Charleston, WV
Description Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and te...
Merck & Co. Chattanooga, TN
Description Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and te...
Merck & Co. Bryan, TX
Description Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and te...
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Purina Animal Nutrition Feed Sales Lifestyle Product Specialist – Equine & Companion Animal - (142621) Description Purina Animal Nutrition LLC (purinamills.com) is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States. With an uncompromising commitment to a...

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