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post #1 of 4 Old 08-20-2011, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Jobs with horses/animals.

This is going to be my third year in high school which means I have to pick my subjects and what jobs i would like to do. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be a vet but I would like to see what other jobs and careers there are out there . I am also thinking about being an equestrian pysiotherapist.
What other jobs are there out there? what qualifications do you need ect...
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-20-2011, 08:25 PM
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I'm in the process of becoming a vet tech, which is basically an animal nurse. There's also trainer, as you already listed physio/massage therapist, usually massage therapists are also versed in equine chiropracty (is that a word?), equine acupuncture, or both. There's also owning and/or managing a barn.

For other animals: animal trainer, behavioral therapist (essentially Cesar Milan), you could open your own dog day care or boarding facility, breed, show.....

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How are you finding becoming a vet tech? Is it hard? what subjects do you need?
sorry for all the questions :s
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-20-2011, 09:19 PM
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I am a vet tech. Not certified yet, but it is not required in my state. I LOVE the work. Dealing with the vets can kind of be a pain, but most of the time I don't dread going to work in the morning --- it's usually pretty exciting.

Lots of biology, anatomy and physiology, etc. I was doing the distance program through Penn Foster.
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