US Army - Animal Care Specialist (Soldier)

US Army / Army Reserve - Long Branch, NJ

Full-time$1,500 - $2,100 a month

The animal care specialist is primarily responsible for the prevention and control of diseases transmitted from animal to man, as well as the comprehensive care for government-owned animals.


  • Provide routine daily care for animals in veterinary treatment or research and development facilities
  • Perform physical examinations to detect obvious abnormalities and reports findings to veterinarian
  • Calculate doses and administers oral and topical medications as directed by the veterinarian
  • Assist veterinarian in surgical procedures and perform euthanasia when instructed by veterinarian


Job training for an animal care specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 11 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in animal care.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Patient care techniques
  • Emergency medical techniques
  • Methods of sterilizing surgical equipment
  • Plaster-casting techniques

To enlist in the Army/ Army Reserve you must be: Between the ages of 17–35 (must ship to basic training prior to 35th birthday) U.S. Citizens or Permanent Resident Aliens (people who have an INS I-151/I-551 “Green Card”) may join the U.S. Military. Possess a High School Diploma or GED.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $1,500.00 to $2,100.00 /month


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Working days:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Child Care benefits
  • Gym memberships or discounts
  • Commuting/travel assistance
  • Employee discounts
  • Flexible schedules
  • Others

Hours per week:

  • 20-29
  • 30-39

Overtime often available:

  • No

Typical start time:

  • 9AM

Typical end time:

  • 5PM