Careers in laboratory animal science are growing. There are entry level and advanced positions at biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device firms, research hospitals and institutes, colleges and universities, medical, dental and veterinary schools, contract research organizations, and government agencies.
High schools and colleges across New England offer laboratory animal science training as part of their broader animal care/animal husbandry/veterinary technology programs, leading to diplomas, certificates or degrees.
To see a list of high schools colleges and universities veterinary science or animal science programs, click here.
Is a career in laboratory animal science for you? To find out, answer these questions:
- Do you have respect for animals?
- Would you enjoy the potential to work with a variety of animal species every day?
- Would you like to help save lives by finding cures and treatments for medical diseases?
- Would you enjoy discovering new methods to help make your pets healthier?
- Do you want to make sure household products are safe?
- Do you want the satisfaction of knowing you have a crucial role in the advancement of science?
- Are you reliable and committed to the health and well-being of animals?
If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, then laboratory animal science may be the field for you.