Considering an Online Animal Care Certification?

Penn Foster Career School, the school below with the highest ranking, has proven itself as a leader in certifying students in animal care to become successful animal care supervisors, veterinarians, animal trainers, animal behavioralists, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 15,320 individuals employed as animal control workers in America, and their average annual salary is $33,560. Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers make on average $23,400 per year and there are about 71,350 of them employed today .

Animal Care Common Job Tasks
  • playing with the animals
  • cleaning the animals
  • grooming of animals
Popular Journals & Magazines Animal Care Organizations

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Pet Groomer

Learn how to become a Pet Groomer - at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School. There are certain skills you need to begin a career as a Pet Groomer. The Penn Foster Career School Pet Groomer Program helps you learn them quickly and conveniently.

Veterinary Assisting Offline

Want a career helping animals? Our quick and affordable veterinary assistant training will give you the skills you need in less than 6 months. We'll teach you how to assist in emergency care and physical exams, perform lab tests, prevent and treat common diseases and disorders, administer medications, nurse orphaned and wild animals and more. Learn about the latest veterinary procedures from knowledgeable instructors with years of experience in their field.

Animal Care Programs by State & City

Top 20 US Animal Care Schools (campus and online)

Duke University
Total Programs 77
Number of Subjects 76
Rank in USA 15th
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Total Programs 215
Number of Subjects 164
Rank in USA 23rd
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Total Programs 243
Number of Subjects 168
Rank in USA 26th
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Total Programs 279
Number of Subjects 183
Rank in USA 31st
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Total Programs 202
Number of Subjects 150
Rank in USA 33rd
Texas A & M University
Total Programs 167
Number of Subjects 135
Rank in USA 36th
University of Georgia
Total Programs 197
Number of Subjects 156
Rank in USA 38th
University of California-Davis
Total Programs 160
Number of Subjects 114
Rank in USA 41st
Michigan State University
Total Programs 220
Number of Subjects 164
Rank in USA 45th
University of California-Santa Barbara
Total Programs 99
Number of Subjects 84
Rank in USA 50th
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Total Programs 152
Number of Subjects 117
Rank in USA 55th
Indiana University-Bloomington
Total Programs 162
Number of Subjects 121
Rank in USA 59th
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Total Programs 120
Number of Subjects 107
Rank in USA 61st
University of Connecticut
Total Programs 191
Number of Subjects 146
Rank in USA 63rd
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Total Programs 175
Number of Subjects 137
Rank in USA 70th
Purdue University-Main Campus
Total Programs 122
Number of Subjects 104
Rank in USA 81st
Clemson University
Total Programs 132
Number of Subjects 106
Rank in USA 86th
University of Delaware
Total Programs 159
Number of Subjects 128
Rank in USA 95th
University of Vermont
Total Programs 141
Number of Subjects 127
Rank in USA 113th
Auburn University Main Campus
Total Programs 131
Number of Subjects 128
Rank in USA 115th