Army

68T:Animal Care Specialist (68T)

They prevent and treat any kind of disease or illness that pass from animal to man, as well as take care of government-owned animals. Routine daily care for animals is part of the job.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Soldiers in this MOS may work in veterinary clinics, research facilities or field units in any location, world-wide. Animal Care Specialist work under the supervision of Veterinarians and complete both care and research. Animal Care Specialist provide routine care for animals in the location that they work in. This can be for government-owned animals, Military Working Dogs and research animals. Specialist also see personal pets owned by soldiers.

Military Duties Translated:

Working as an Animal Care Specialist provides experience and discipline. The skills that are gained in this MOS allows for civilian career opportunities as a veterinary aide or assistant. It also allows for civilian positions as Nonfarm Animal Caretakers, Laboratory Animal Caretaker and Veterinary Technologist.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Vet Assistant