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APHIS Career Fields - Animal Welfare




photo collage: vet observing caged ferret, a kennel tech transporting a dog, and two women caring for a dolphin

APHIS’ animal welfare team is passionate about protecting the more than 1 million vulnerable animals covered under the Animal Welfare Act and the Horse Protection Act. Through inspections and outreach, they work diligently to make sure that protected animals receive care and treatment that meets Federal standards.

We hire animal welfare professionals for a variety of positions. Search for current opportunities at USAJOBS.
Job Titles:Animal Care Inspector, Animal Health Technician, Compliance Specialist, Inspection and Licensing Assistant, Veterinary Medical Officer

Series: 0487, 0701, 0704, 1802

Common Majors: Animal Science, Biology, Biological Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Science, Zoology

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