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Discover all aspects in the ever expanding companion animal industry.


  • Behavior
  • Handling
  • Human-Animal Bond
  • Management
  • Nutrition


  • Animal Assisted Therapy and Service Animal Trainer
  • Animal Trainer/Behaviorist
  • Boarding Facility Manager
  • Companion Animal Publication Writer
  • Pet Food Quality Assurance Technician
  • Pet Product Development Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoo Keeper
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Meet Your Companion Animal Advisor

Dr. Lisa Karr, is an Associate Professor of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She serves as a faculty advisor and is the undergraduate program coordinator for the Department of Animal Science. Dr. Karr teaches four undergraduate courses, which include Companion Animal Behavior, Introduction to Companion Animals, Companion Animal Nutrition, and Human-Companion Animal Interactions.

Contact Dr. Karr
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My favorite memories are the community built while being an animal science student and the opportunity to study abroad in New Zealand. My advice is to get involved as much as possible!

Emily Schildberg, Senior, Companion Animal Science


With Animal Science, there are plenty of ways to get experience related to your major beyond the traditional classroom setting. Take a look at some of the student clubs and activities related to the Companion Animal option.