Careers With Animals
Learning about animal-related occupations
Students wanting to work with animals often think only of veterinary medicine, but there are plenty of other options available.
Some require formal training at university or college, others entail part-time courses and still others need only on-the-job training. With so many choices, there are plenty of opportunities for anyone to find a career working to improve the lives of animals.
Use the top menu, or the buttons below, to navigate through information on university, college and high school programs related to animals. Guidance counsellors can direct students to many careers working with animals.
For more information regarding careers related to animals visit the Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) Occupational Profiles website.
Information on Animal Related Careers
Online CTS Course Material
The Alberta SPCA has free online resources that encourage students to understand and apply best practices for the care and welfare of domestic animals. They present the latest developments in humane handling techniques, and are applicable to the Alberta environment. The course material correspond to the Alberta Education Program of Studies as revised in 2010.