Welcome to the University of Nebraska's Animal Science Department Companion Animal Program homepage. The primary goal of the companion animal extension program is to improve the quality of life of companion animals.

Companion animals are diverse group of animals that includes dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, companion birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and many more. There are currently more than 1.1 billion companion animals worldwide. In fact, there are more companion animals than people in the US.

Proper care of companion animals is one of our highest priorities. Programs are being developed to teach 4-H members how the best methods to care for and show their companion animals. Look for more information about companion animal care here.

For more information about companion animals or programs at UNL, contact: companionanimal@unl.edu

Companion Animal Programs and Care Information

For more information about companion animals, please visit the Companion Animal eXtension site for articles regarding companion animal health, behavior, and nutrition.

Careers With Companion Animals

We have a new podcast series available on i-tunes that will highlightdifferent careers with companion animals.  New podcsts will be releasedthe first and third Wednesday of each month.  You will need i-tunesinstalled on your computer to view the podcast series.  Click here to subscribe today!

UNL Companion Animal Links

Nebraska State FFA Veterinary Science Contest

Upcoming Events

  • February 28, 2015 - Paws-On Dog Workshop, Greater Lincoln Obedience Club. On-line Registration, Print Registration (PDF 289kb)
  • May 1-2, 2015 – Canine Companions for Life Dog Expo
  • September 2015 - Animal Science Open House, UNL Animal Science Complex
  • Fall 2015 - UNL Companion Animal & Wildlife Career Day
     

 Nebraska 4-H Dog Program

4-H Companion Animal Challenge

 

For more information about companion animals or programs at UNL, contact: companionanimal@unl.edu