Companion Animal

Companion Animals
Companion AnimalAnimal Science Extension
Care Info


UNL Companion Animal Links

Nebraska State FFA Veterinary Science Contest

Nebraska 4-H Dog Program

4-H Companion Animal Challenge

Welcome to UNL Animal Science
Companion Animals Extension!

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:

Companion Animal Programs and Care Information

Nebraska 4-H Dog Program

How to read pet food labels

Nebraska 4-H State Fair Information:

Vaccination form for Dogs

Showmanship Scoresheet

Beginning Novice Obedience Scoresheet

Novice Obedience Scoresheet

Graduate Novice Obedience Scoresheet

Open Obedience Scoresheet

Utility Obedience Scoresheet

Upcoming Events

Faculty members at Animal Science will be glad to help you with any questions you might have.

The Companion Animals Extension Faculty

Photo Lisa Karr-Lilienthal
Lisa Karr-Lilienthal
- Companion Animal Specialist