It's fast-pace, hard-work, but the fact that you are helping change the world is awesome. I was responsible for taking care of the animals in the DLAR. Cleaning, feeding, maintaining a lab environment was a good feeling. You must detach yourself from the love of animals and understanding the importance of the research. As a Lab Tech, I had to humanely put down some animals, mainly mice. It's hard, but it is needed. If you love animals(which I do), you must remain that detachment. You will be working with dangerous chemicals and stuff, so you will need shots(which they supply) and wear PPE.
They have mice, rats, pigs, monkeys, cats, rabbits, and others. Just for a heads up. Everything is done for safety and is followed by strict regulations.
Taking care of animals, understanding new research
Putting down animals, working with chemicals, paid monthly