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Become a Civilian Animal Care Specialist

About a year ago I bought a best friend-my dog Jack. When I brought him home he was the size of a potato, and I frantically attended to his Pug-needs. The first time I brought him to the vet, he was weighed and checked out by a Veterinary Assistant, and I thought-what a cool career! With more training, 91Ts can work as not only assistants, but as Veterinary Technicians.
Animal Care Specialists to Veterinary Technicians
In the Army, you gathered a few important skills as a 91T. These include organization, a good work ethic, and the ability to work with animals. These skills transfer directly to a civilian career as a Veterinary Assistant. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is also a growing demand for Veterinary Technicians, who will eventually replace many assistants. This is a great reason to focus on your education and gather the training you need to work in this high tech field.

Work Toward a Degree in the Veterinary Sciences
With the right training you can provide state-of-the art veterinary care to animal owners, under the supervision of a veterinarian. There are programs all over the country that provide two year degrees for veterinary technicians . These programs offer training with the technology used in this field, and prepare you to work in a modernized industry. In many states, the passing of an exam is also required in order to be licensed.

Cash Cow? Maybe Not, but the Army Can Help
Don't forget-you can use your tuition benefits to take many of these courses now. Many are available online, and all of them will help you build promotion points. Once you have left the Army, use your GI Bill to attend a program full time!

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