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Pet Animal Protection jobs need to meet legal and ethical standards in most developed countries if they are to maintain animals in a centre or kennel; though requirements vary in different jurisdictions.
Career generally start with a strong interest in animals. This may be through being around pets or farm animals at home. Acquiring experience working with or caring for animals is essential.
Pathways into working in the pet protection sector include:
The most important part of getting started in animal care is building experience. Potential employers will need to see you're comfortable handling animals and willing to learn. Look for opportunities through networking, volunteer work, and seminars. Spend time furthering your studies with books, courses, seminars, and more.
Careers can progress in many ways including:
Opportunities for career progression may take you into many different roles; for exampleinclude:
Think about the type of work you'd like to do and set goals. Look for people in the industry and examine what they do. Invest time in building networks. Always keep learning (eg. attending conferences, studying PD courses, reading, from experience) These will help you find opportunities later.