What do you do for a living? Anyone work w/animals for a job???

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Coco, May 12, 2008.

  1. Coco

    Coco Out Of The Brooder

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    What does everyone do for a living on this board??? Just curious.

    I am a pet sitter (of course since I am a huge animal lover) and although I wish it paid more (with gas prices that kind of puts a dent in it in a major way) it's a fun job to have. I wouldnt call it a "career" as I dont make enough to live off of, just a little extra income to help my husband and I out every month (that and pay for our 4 dogs, 7 horses and 2 Pygmy goats) I would LOVE to find an outdoor, busy job associated with animals in some way, something that might pay better. Anyone do anything like that??? Regardless if you do or don't...I would love to hear more about you guys do!
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My husband and I farm/ranch and we have a cow herd, so I work with cattle.
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I am an Adminstrative Services Officer for the county juvenile department. I work with processing warrants & paperwork on truant kids as well as processing paperwork for dependency cases.

    In my spare time, I train horses (which is what my Bachelor of Science degree is in--equitation & training) and enjoy my chickens, garden, photography & creating equine artwork.
     
  4. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i get s.s.i disabilty and am a stay at home dad..my wife is a control room sergant at the prison and she works the midnight shift so it all works at great [​IMG]
     
  5. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    I am an instructional aide and work one on one with a 6th grade special student. I worked as a vet tech for three years about 20 years ago.
     
  6. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    I'm currently a domestic goddess. I've spent the past 10 years home raising my kids. I worked as a nurse in the past and for a vet for several years. Trying to decide what to do job wise once my little guy starts Kinder this Fall.
     
  7. willowtreecreek

    willowtreecreek Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a k-12 art teacher. Sometimes, especially being so close to the end of the school year, the kids are like monkeys. I feel like a zookeeper!
     
  8. bluie

    bluie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a high school art teacher. My previous career was working in the garment industry in NYC.
     
  9. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Coco! I am a pet groomer and dog trainer...been doing this for 25 years. Love my job! I also board and do doggie daycare at my house.
    You could always get a job as a Vetrinary assistant or kennel tech. Boarding kennels always need dog walkers. Just a thought.
    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  10. hdchic

    hdchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was in the USAF, I was an Explosive Detector Dog Handler..LOVED IT! Then got out and worked at various shelters and vet offices...currently a 'domestic goddess' (thanx AussieSharon for that term [​IMG] ) and have several dogs and lotsa chickens! [​IMG]
     

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