Looking into a field based around animals such as dogs, live stock, and/ or wildlife, and I'm a bit stuck as to which to pursue.
Anybody have some insight on the professions of putting dogs, cows, and giraffes back together?
>How much does it suck trying to become a vet?
I just wanna be around animals all day but still have some sense of free time to work on my farm.
Just a quick bump, and I know this'll get some flack considering what kind of board /an/ is, but what kind of job would I go after to help change the social perceptions on pitbulls?
Maybe a shelter that specializes in homing pits?
I like the thought of it.
i work with cows. they break all the time.
it takes a lot to be a vet though, at least for livestock, after the years of school you will basically be popping cysts, burning horns, and checking cow genitals all day.
i am currently in work placement, so i do not earn a whole lot of money (around 35K usd last year i think), and i am not sure how the education system works around the world, but where i live you the education is 3,5 years long (14 months of school, 28 months of work placement) not until then you can call yourself a farmer. but i mainly take care of the cattle, feed them and maintain equipment. and of course i love my work :)
My personal goal in life is to become a professional trainer and combine my love of pitties with my job. They're an extremely athletic breed and might be well suited for a number of jobs. Service dogs, therapy dogs, search and rescue.
Becoming a trainer and training pitbulls for work like that is probably the best way to help the breed.
What schooling did you specifically take over those 14 months, man?
I think work placement exists around here but under a different name.
35k is still more than almost all vet tech salaries, so that's a good start, yo.
a trade school, specific for farming.
i know that some countries you don't need an education to be a farmer, but here you do, well most of europe at least.
where are you from?
Texas, looking into a vet tech program near me. Currently grabbing my basics at the local college.
Do you have a "title", so to speak, like livestock technician or anything of the sort?
OP I'm 18 an live in NZ where Ive worked as a 2IC on a dairy farm for the last two months and have made ten grand to take to uni with me. Have you considered taking your skills where they will pay better?
I'm not cow dude, I'm the OP shmuck who's trying to figure out how to make a career out of animals.
Might look into going overseas at some point, sounds like NZ pays good money.