Do I need previous laboratory animal experience to get a job in a laboratory animal facility?
No. While previous laboratory animal experience may be preferred, it is not necessarily required. Obviously, hands-on experience with animals or extensive education in animal science and/or veterinary medicine is a plus. If you have a proactive work ethic, understand what it means to be a "team player", and have a strong passion for both animal welfare and scientific discovery, then a career in laboratory animal medicine could be for you.