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Is kennel attendant related to Biology Major?

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I graduated within Biology major and now im looking for job that related to my major. I wonder if Kennel Attendant is related to Biology major if I want to pursue high education in Master's or Veteranian school?

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Joseph’s Answer

I'd say it depends. Biology is a large field covering a lot more than just the veterinary side of things. Working in a kennel is certainly good relevant experience if you're interested more in the veterinary sciences, but it's much less relevant if you decide you wanted to take the mentioned Masters in a more academic area of biology like DNA sequencing or something. Of course, that's not to say it would be frowned upon if you did a part-time or summer kennel job around your studies and then went into more academic biology - it wouldn't have as much relevance as it would if you go into veterinary science, but it's still good experience and demonstrates you have the "soft skills" for work as well as the academic knowledge.
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Raegan’s Answer

Hi Trang, congratulations on your education! You are on the right track! What is nice about a Biology major is how broad it is; this is precisely why I majored in Biology. The cool thing about being a Biology major is that you can keep your education broad and use your experience to specify other areas in science and medicine. I think a kennel attendant would be a great job! It not only gives you exposure to animal care and behaviors, but it can give you an idea if that is a route you would like to go. For instance, many of us pre-med people become medical scribes to get exposure to clinics and hospitals. A kennel attendant can be the same, but for veterinary medicine.

You will also have first-hand exposure to what can happen in kennels and any trauma. This could be very useful later on in your education. I am getting my MS in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Forensic Medicine. I just took a Skeletal Trauma Analysis course where we had to identify the different types of traumas and signs of healing in animal skeletal remains. One thing we learned about was caging. Caging occurs when a dog tries to bite out of a kennel. (I didn't know this) but the dog usually tries to bite out the same way every time, which is how dental trauma occurs. I've never really had experience with animals other than the general pet scenarios, so I struggled a bit.

So even if you decide not to go the vet route, if it is something you like or think you may want, go for it! I'm 25, and I have received valuable experience and information from all my experiences that can be applied to my present and future life.

I hope this helps!!!!!!
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