What Are the Certification Requirements for Animal Rescue Careers?


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Certification requirements for animal rescue careers include pet and dog training certification and an associate's degree in biology, zoology, veterinary technology or a related field, as of 2015. There are multiple animal rescue job descriptions, and each one has its own certification requirements.

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Animal shelter kennel attendant positions do not typically require any formal education beyond a high school diploma. Adoption and behavior counselor positions generally require an associate’s degree in a related field, as well as pet training certification classes. Animal control rescue workers need to have a high school diploma and experience working with animals, but they receive on-the-job training in law enforcement, safety and humane approaches to animal interaction.

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