University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois Sesquicentennial College of ACES
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Companion Animal and Equine Science

Companion Animal and Equine Science student
Companion Animal and Equine Science student

Discover a career in industries outside of traditional meat animal or dairy production. Prepare for careers in specialized fields of animal care, health and well-being associated with zoos, kennels, research laboratories, and the racing industry.

  • Prepares students for a career in humane education, animal advocacy and policy, shelter management, and animal care and control.
  • Provides courses and experiences to develop skills related to companion animal behavior.
  • Every semester, approximately 25 students participate in internships through the Champaign County Humane Society and ASPCA Poison Control Center.
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