Comprehensive and up-to-date, this book makes a useful reference devoted to companion animals. It provides underpinning principles and time-tested practical information for those preparing for careers related to the health and quality of life ofall creatureswith special emphasis on companion animals.Chapter topics include choosing a dog or cat; companion birds, reptiles, amphibians, rodents, ferrets, and lagomorphs; medical records and case histories; feeding and nutrition; care, management, and training of dogs and cats; fitting, grooming, and showing; companion animal health; kennel/cattery design and management; career opportunities associated with companion animals; and trends/future of companion animals and related functions.For pet food manufacturers, pet stores, pet owners, pet breeders, and veterinary medical groups.
Dr. Karen Campbell earned animal science and veterinary medicine degrees with highest honors from the University of Missouri; studied veterinary internal medicine, surgery, and clinical pathology at Auburn University and The University of Georgia; and is board-certified in both veterinary internal medicine and in dermatology. She has served on the University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine faculty since 1983. Her research in dermatology resulted in the publication of more than one hundred scientific papers and twenty-three book chapters, and numerous lectures both domestically and globally. She has authored and co-authored six textbooks and served in various offices, including president of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. She enjoys having a variety of companion animals as pets, including horses.
Dr. John Campbell earned three degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC), where he taught and researched for twenty years before serving as Dean of Agriculture at the University of Illinois, and as president of Oklahoma State University. He has co-authored an introductory animal science textbook (four editions) and has authored and co-authored six other books on agriculture, animal science, and higher education. During the past decade, he has consulted for the World Bank (India), the U.S. Agency for International Development (Egypt), and the Higher Learning Commission/North Central Accreditation (Chicago), and has taught Land-Grant College Legacy at UMC. His honors include two national awards for teaching excellence and an honorary doctorate of science from UMC.