Career Guide to UNL Majors - Animal Science

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  • Agriculture Research Technician, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Animal Behaviorist, Capital Humane Society
  • Animal Protein Manager, Cargill
  • Applicator, Central Valley Ag
  • Aseptic Technician, Zoetis
  • Assistant Farm and Ranch Manager, Larry Spilinek
  • Cattle Health Assistant, Adams Land and Cattle Co
  • Cattle Operations Manager, Tri R Farms
  • Clerical, Farmer's Cooperative
  • Cowherd Manager, Potadle Farms
  • Developmental Sales Representative, Syngenta
  • Electrician, Don Kearn
  • Extension Representative, UNL Animal Science
  • Farmer, Family Farm
  • Global Handling Specialist, Celerion
  • Grain Merchandiser, Scoular
  • Kennel & Front Desk, Pitt's Veterinary Hospital
  • Management Trainee, Cargill
  • Manager, S.J. Land & Cattle
  • Office Assistant, Springfield Co-op Creamery Association
  • Practice Manager, Superior Veterinary Care
  • Production Supervisor, Hormel Foods
  • Ranch Co-Manager, Craig Miles
  • Ranch Hand, Great Plains Buffalo Company
  • Ranch Manager, Landgren Ranch
  • R&D Product Development Scientist, Nature's Variety
  • Receiving, Gottsch Cattle Company
  • Scale Operator, Adams Land & Cattle
  • Tech, Gul Coast Large Animal Clinic
  • Technician, Western Sire Services
  • Veterinary Assistant, Best Care Pet Hospital

Further Education

  • Ag Leadership, Ed & Comm, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Animal Science Masters, West Texas A&M
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Iowa State
  • Doctor Veterinary Medicine, University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Iowa State
  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University
  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Iowa State
  • Large Animal Medicine, Kansas State University
  • Masters in Animal Breeding and Genetics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Masters in Conservation Medicine, Tufts University
  • Masters of Animal Science, Iowa State University
  • Masters of Animal Science, South Dakota State University
  • Master of Animal Science, Washington State University
  • Masters of Applied Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Masters of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Masters of Biology, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Masters of Science in Leadership Education: Leadership Development Emphasis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University
  • Veterinary Medicine, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Veterinary School, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Veterinary Technician, Vet Tech Institute of Houston


  • Animal Care Intern, Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum
  • Animal Care Intern, Willowbrook Wildlife Center
  • Assistant Crop Scout Intern, T&T Seeds Express
  • Beef Sales Intern, Cargill Meat Solutions
  • Carnivore Intern, Lincoln Children's Zoo
  • Communications and Marketing Intern, American Hereford Assoc.
  • Data Management Intern, Lone Creek Cattle Company
  • Feedlot Intern, Dinklage Feedyard
  • Feedlot Intern, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
  • Feedlot Management Trainee, Darr Feedlot Inc
  • Intern, Capital Humane Society
  • Intern, Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program
  • Intern, Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory
  • Intern, Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy
  • Intern, Lee Simons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari
  • Intern, Nebraska Corn and Soybean Board
  • Intern, Nebraska Wheat Board
  • Intern, Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
  • Intern, Prairie View Animal Hospital
  • Intern, Rural Futures Institute
  • Kentucky Equine Management Internship, Adena Springs
  • Operations Internship, Cargill
  • Quality Assurance, Tyson
  • Research Fellow, Reproductive Physiology Dept, San Diego Zoo
  • Student Intern, Nebraska Crop and Soil Science
  • Summer Keeper, Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Veterinary Assistant/Intern, Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic
  • Veterinary Intern, Crete Veterinary Clinic
  • Wildlife Safari Park Intern, Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo
  • 4-H Activities Intern, UNL Extension - Central IV

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