Free Canine Nutrition Webinars

Dogs are classified as carnivores, but they like a variety of foods. Whether commercially manufactured or home prepared, dog food needs to provide a nutritionally complete diet to keep animals physically fit and healthy. Different foods provide a balanced diet that meets the dog’s nutrient requirements at specific stages of life.


Four webinars on canine nutrition will be offered in November and December by eXtension Companion Animals, an online resource from Cooperative Extension Services at U.S. land-grant universities.


Upcoming Webinars

Preventive Health Care for Rabbits

Rabbits may not need vaccinations like dogs and cats do, but it is still important to provide routine health care, such as annual check-ups and weigh-ins and to establish an association with a veterinarian who is familiar with rabbits. You may be able to provide much of the preventive health care yourself, including proper grooming, good nutrition, and suitable housing. But it is a good idea for you to have a veterinarian who is familiar with rabbits when a problem …

Careers with Companion Animals Webinar Series

Archived Webinars:

  • “Animal behavior careers: beyond dog training” hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Wells with Michigan State University Extension and Dr. Daniela Sharma  from Rutgers University.  View the archived webinar by clicking here.
  • “Shelter and welfare careers: Can you really make a living?” hosted by Dr. Amy Fischer from the University of Illinois at Urbana

Veterinarian (Champaign County Humane Society & University of Illinois)

Name: G. Robert Weedon, DVM, MPH

Employer:  Dr. Weedon currently works at the Champaign County Humane Society, and the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.   

Job Title:   Dr. Robert Weedon is the Shelter Veterinarian for the Champaign County Humane Society, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois.

Educational Background:  Dr. Weedon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Purdue University, a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University, and a …

Career Profiles in the Companion Animal Industry (Listed by Category)

Animal Shelters:

  • Animal Behavior Specialist
  • Animal Control Warden
  • ASPCA Senior Director
  • Cat Programs Manager (HSUS)
  • Director of Education & Volunteers
  • Shelter Supervisor
  • Veterinarian (Animal Shelter)


Pet Food:

  • Health and Nutrition Scientist
  • Pet Food Technical Services Organization Leader
  • President of Wiscoy Pet Food Company Inc.
  • Product Development & Nutrition Specialist

Pet Services:

  • Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
  • Groomer

Sales and Marketing: