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Patricia,

We've been involved with our local raptor rehabilitation and education center in Eugene, Cascades Raptor Center, for many years as volunteers. One of the things CRC does very well, is recruit young people as volunteers. And, some of these students get really "hooked" on these fascinating birds, they take more responsibility over time, and some end up studying to go into wildlife rehabilitation or similar types of jobs. They learn the types of care-giving needed for such specialized birds, so even thought hey aren't veterinarians, per se, they do some amazing work with these gorgeous birds.

So, if there is a wildlife rehabilitation center nearby, that might be a very interesting place to initially volunteer, to see how she liked it, the to pursue the idea of a career in it, should she turn out to become as smitten as so many do!

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> Date:    Sun, 20 Oct 2013 14:08:56 -0400
> From:    Patricia Savage <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Off Topic Question
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> Hi,
> My niece loves animals and wants to do something professionally with 
> them. She will never be a vet and she does not draw. We know that she 
> could be a vet tech, but are any of you familiar with additional paid 
> positions that she could aim for?
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> Thanks for any suggestions!
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> Date:    Sun, 20 Oct 2013 14:34:19 -0400
> From:    OC Carlisle <[log in to unmask]>
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> Patricia,
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> Off the top: Check with the University of Georgia Vet school, look for areas of study. This may give some ideas to look at and or other arenas to in the animal field.
> 
> If she likes horses, there are a number of equestrian organizations that may have a list of paid positions.
> 
> I know a couple of folks in the vet school and can check further for you.
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>> Hi,
>> My niece loves animals and wants to do something professionally with them. She will never be a vet and she does not draw. We know that she could be a vet tech, but are any of you familiar with additional paid positions that she could aim for?
>> 
>> Thanks for any suggestions!
>> -- 
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>> Cheers,
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> Date:    Sun, 20 Oct 2013 18:58:28 +0000
> From:    James A Perkins <[log in to unmask]>
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> Check out the job listings from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
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> http://www.aza.org/joblistings/
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> They have dozens of job listings – everything from Education Specialist to Elephant Handler. They also have quite a few internships which might be a good way for her to explore some options in the zoo/aquarium field.
> 
> By the way, they also have occasional graphic designer and exhibits positions. I check it regularly to find opportunities for my students and alumni.
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> On Oct 20, 2013, at 2:08 PM, Patricia Savage <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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> Hi,
> My niece loves animals and wants to do something professionally with them. She will never be a vet and she does not draw. We know that she could be a vet tech, but are any of you familiar with additional paid positions that she could aim for?
> 
> Thanks for any suggestions!
> --
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> Cheers,
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> Date:    Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:50:51 +1100
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> Hi Patricia,
> Your niece might want to contact her local zoo about work experience positions or career advice. Zoos now—and especially in the future—are becoming less entertainment and more conservation research and outreach orgainizations. There will be more positions as education facilitators as this evolves. Also, a lot of the animal keepers are also involved with field work in research programs (at least in the Melbourne Zoo - Aust). All zoo positions are popular and competitive but the work environment is really good, filled with people who are passionate about what they do.  -Beth
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> On 21/10/2013, at 5:08 AM, Patricia Savage wrote:
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> Hi,
> My niece loves animals and wants to do something professionally with them. She will never be a vet and she does not draw. We know that she could be a vet tech, but are any of you familiar with additional paid positions that she could aim for?
> 
> Thanks for any suggestions!
> -- 
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> Cheers,
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> Date:    Sun, 20 Oct 2013 16:53:06 -0400
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> My daughter-in-law is a veterinary technician and loves the work she does.
> Especially when she has to go out to a farm and has to vaccinate
> thirty-some animals.  She's very good at what she does and is quite the
> brain.  But I'm afraid the pay isn't exactly topnotch and she would really
> like to go back to school.  For what she's not sure, and she would miss the
> animals, but she keeps poking around.  I'll see if she might have any other
> suggestions, but I would check some of the suggestions about zoos and
> environmental education.
> 
> b
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>> Check out the job listings from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
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> Date:    Sun, 20 Oct 2013 19:37:43 -0500
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> And there are always pet groomers, dog trainers, dog behaviorists, wildlife biologists, farmers, biology teacher, a therapist that uses animals (can be horses, dogs, etc).   
> 
> Carie
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> On Oct 20, 2013, at 1:08 PM, Patricia Savage wrote:
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>> Hi,
>> My niece loves animals and wants to do something professionally with them. She will never be a vet and she does not draw. We know that she could be a vet tech, but are any of you familiar with additional paid positions that she could aim for?
>> 
>> Thanks for any suggestions!
>> -- 
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>> Cheers,
>> Patricia Savage
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> Date:    Sun, 20 Oct 2013 20:52:55 -0400
> From:    Bruce Bartrug <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Off Topic Question
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> My daughter-in-law the vet tech is not happy with the financial rewards of
> what she's doing, although she very much enjoys the work.  However, she
> indicated that if a tech can get certified in something like anesthesia,
> radiology, intensive care, or physical therapy, and can find a job in a
> larger animal hospital (read, larger city) then the money is more adequate
> for keeping one in clothes and shelter.  Oneself, not the animals :).  She
> also indicated that large animal training -- especially as regards horses
> -- is an elite field.  Massage therapy for horses for example.
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> Best of luck,
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> On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 8:37 PM, Carie Nixon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> And there are always pet groomers, dog trainers, dog behaviorists,
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>> animals (can be horses, dogs, etc).
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> Date:    Sun, 20 Oct 2013 19:34:47 -0700
> From:    Katherine Gyorfi <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Off Topic Question
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> I've worked (never full time) in wildlife rehabilitation for over 30 
> years and can attest to the lack of a living wage for doing so, but also 
> that it's tremendously rewarding and interesting and satisfying when you 
> can help a little (or big) wild creature back into the wild. There are 
> paying jobs in the field, but they often require degrees in wildlife 
> management or education as well as some science background. But I've 
> found that at times when I had to be working in some job I didn't love 
> to pay the rent, or there weren't enough art jobs to do so, the wild 
> feathered and furred kept me sane. So maybe something with animals 
> doesn't have to be full time to soothe one's soul? Best of luck to her.
> 
> Katherine Gyorfi
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> On 10/20/13 11:08 AM, Patricia Savage wrote:
>> Hi,
>> My niece loves animals and wants to do something professionally with 
>> them. She will never be a vet and she does not draw. We know that she 
>> could be a vet tech, but are any of you familiar with additional paid 
>> positions that she could aim for?
>> 
>> Thanks for any suggestions!
>> -- 
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> 
>> Patricia Savage
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