See how well you suit this job in Career Planner.
Animal nutritionists aim to increase and promote the understanding of the effect of diet on the health, wellbeing and productivity of animals.
They are active mostly in the field of agriculture, where they provide advice and information on animal nutrition as well as designing and evaluating the diets of the animals in question.
They may also be involved in the production of food for zoo and companion animals (pets), and give advice on issues related to feeding them. Some animal nutritionists choose specialise in one type of animal.
Animal nutritionists have expertise and an interest in science and animal welfare and often need strong business management and communication skills.
They can be found working for:
Animal nutritionists generally fall into two categories, those who work directly with farmers and those who work for feed companies.
Typical tasks will vary according to the exact position but will include some of the following:
This website is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with CSS enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets if you are able to do so.