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Job Title: State Animal Health Inspector

Description: Inspect livestock markets, pet dealers, poultry markets, and dog shelters. Assign licenses to pet stores, breeder and rescues within the state. Actively search for potential pet dealers that are not licensed but require one. Test birds for various diseases and assist with large animal disease testing. Investigate violations of the Agricultural and Markets Law. Assist State Veterinarian with regards to animal health issues. Create educational material to share with veterinary clinics/hospitals and dog control officers/shelters regarding current state statues.

Degree Required: AS

  • Associate's Degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by community colleges, junior colleges, technical colleges, and some four-year bachelor's degree-granting colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years.

Skills Required: Bilingual, Farm animal care, Good hand-eye coordination, Independent worker, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Managing people, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Record maintenance, Scientific thinker, Scientific writing skills, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Teaching skills, Works under pressure, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Government

Relative Salary:  $$$

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