Companion Animal Careers

Do you feel a special connection to cats or dogs?  Does the opportunity to help companion animals interest you? There are many different career options students can explore in the field of companion animals.  Some of these include:

Close-up of a black cat with a white patch on its chestAnimal Shelters:

  • Animal Behavior Specialist
  • Animal Control Warden
  • ASPCA Senior Director
  • Director of Education & Volunteers
  • Shelter Supervisor
  • Veterinarian at an Animal Shelter


  • Adjunct Clinical Professor
  • Associate Professor of Companion Animal Genomics
  • Associate Professor of Comparative Animal Nutrition
  • Veterinary Technology Instructor

Pet Food:

  • Health and Nutrition Scientist
  • Pet Food Technical Services Organization Leader
  • President of Wiscoy Pet Food Company Inc.
  • Product Development & Nutrition Specialist

Pet Services:

  • Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
  • Groomer

Sales and Marketing:

  • Dog Boutique Owner
  • Sales Representative
  • Senior Director of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs

Veterinary Medicine:

  • Veterinarian for a Global company 
  • Veterinarian (Owner)
  • Veterinarian (Private Practice)
  • Veterinary Medical Officer

Wildlife Management:

  • Adjunct Instructor of Wildlife Ecology
  • Wildlife Rehabilitator
  • Wolf Curator
  • Zoo Reproduction Research Assistant


McKenna Lupkes