I think finding a career in an area you are most passionate will help you thrive and succeed. I too love animals and share that passion to work with them. I took a different career path but find time to fill that passion for animals by volunteering with different animal welfare groups. There are many options for your career path. Have you thought about how you want your work to look? Do you want to work directly with animals or do you want a career in an area where your work supports animals? Are you focusing your career on pets or on all animals? You can be a veterinarian, or hold a corporate position in an animal welfare company, create your own animal minded business. I did a quick internet search and found a wealth of resources to help guide you on your path. To get an idea of the various jobs available and just how broad they can be, visit veganjobs.com. There is an article on glassdoor.com that lists 17 of the coolest jobs that involve working with animals. I hope this information is helpful and good luck!