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Alex and Me: A Story about A Scientist and an African Grey Parrot

If you ever used the term “bird brain” to refer to someone with little intelligence, think again. Birds are highly intelligent creatures. Just ask Irene M. Pepperberg, scientist, writer, associate research professor at Massachusetts, and teacher of animal cognition at . Ms. Pepperberg’s memoir, Alex & Me, tells the story of her research and friendship […]

The Everything Guide to Working with Animals

The Everything Guide to Working with Animals (Adams Media), by Michele C. Hollow covers a wide assortment of jobs from vet tech to veterinarian, animal behaviorist, dog trainer, entomologist, activist, and more. […]

So You Want to Work with Animals?

In these tough economic times, it’s pleasing to talk to people who love their work. Their enthusiasm is contagious. The majority wake up eager to start their work day. In my book, The Everything Guide to Careers with Animals, I interviewed hundreds of professionals who work with animals. Everyone from animal behaviorists to zoologists share stories about their work. They all have similar traits. Obviously, they all love animals. Plus, they have good people skills, and volunteering is a big part of how they got started. If working with animals interests you, read on. […]