Employment of Animal Care Workers Fastest Growing Occupation in the USA

ACAN LogoNew3m2While unemployment is at its highest in recent history in the USA, the animal care industry is on the rise rather than in decline.

Rio Rancho, NM June 16, 2011 – Employment of animal care workers is expected to grow twenty-one percent over the 2008-18 decade. This is much faster than the average for all occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

It is becoming imperative that natural animal care professionals have the option to advance in their fields with certification in their area of experience and education.

The American Council of Animal Naturopathy (A.C.A.N.) now offers the first online and only certifying courses in animal naturopathy in the world. The certifying coursework and examinations are intended to meet the needs of individuals working in or interested in natural animal care. A sample of courses in the certification program include:

Philosophy of Animal Naturopathy
Laws Of Health
Carnivore Nutrition
Introduction To Natural Healing Modalities
Applied Equine Naturopathy
Horses – Hooves and Mouths
Dangers of Vaccines
Natural Parasite and Pest Control
Introduction to Natural Horsemanship

A.C.A.N. is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2011 term and beyond.

Courses are available through distance learning entirely online in an accelerated format. A.C.A.N.s coursework and board certification examinations come at a time when animals are seemingly much sicker than in previous eras, while owners are not seeing the improvement in their pets’ health with the use of conventional veterinary care. Natural animal care is being sought out as a preventive and healing means to give animals longer and healthier lives.

Students of the small animal, equine and animal naturopathy programs come from a variety of professions, including: educators, veterinary technicians, animal massage therapists, pet sitters, and other natural animal care consultants.

“Students enrolled in the animal naturopathy programs are very unique individuals,” says animal naturopath and A.C.A.N. Co-Founder Dr. Jeannie Thomason. “They are kind, caring and passionate about the health and welfare of the animals; very dedicated to continue learning in their field. Many students are already working in some capacity in a natural healing modality. Becoming certified may also assist a person who is looking to ‘move up’ in their profession or add consulting and/or educating to their outreach.”

Animal naturopath and A.C.A.N. Co-Founder, Dr. Kim Bloomer states: “Being certified raises the bar for the natural animal care consultant or practitioner above the herd or pack. It also says to their clients how committed they are to the animals in their care, elevating the quality of service they provide.”

A.C.A.N. offers certification in several fields of animal naturopathy as well as educational opportunities for adults seeking to enhance their knowledge of natural animal health. Their purpose is to provide a united community for professionals in the natural animal care profession as well as reflecting and upholding the highest professional standards of practice for animal naturopaths. To that end, examinations, certifications and education are available to animal naturopaths, holistic veterinarians, natural animal health consultants and specialty practitioners.
To learn more go to: www.AnimalNaturopathy.org.

Dr. Jeannie Thomason or Dr. Kim Bloomer
website: www.AnimalNaturopathy.org
P.O. Box 15505
Rio Rancho, NM 87174-5505

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Dr. Kim Bloomer is an animal naturopath consulting on canine and feline nutrition and wellness. In addition, Dr. Kim is a proficient blogger, writer, speaker and presenter on natural pet care as well as the Co-Founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy. She is the author/co-author of three books including Animals Taught Me That and the newest Essential Oils in Animal Care: A Naturopathic Approach co-authored with her two colleagues. Dr. Kim’s articles have been featured in various publications in both print and online.