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ISU Department of Counseling Animal Staff

Students enrolled in the AAI-C certificate program as well as students enrolled in general masters and doctoral level counseling courses will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from several well socialized and suitable animal members of the ISU Counseling Department, including:
Sophie May, the German Shepherd
Star Sapphire, the Farm Collie/English Shepherd
Killer T. Bunny, the Lionhead Rabbit
Saki, the Chinchilla Rabbit
Xena, the Yellow Enchi Ball Python

Each member of the animal staff offers a unique perspective and experiential learning opportunity for counselors and counselor educators in training. Although students are never required to interact with animals, all of the individual animals described above are frequently incorporated into everyday operations in the counseling department. The animals described above were specially prepared (and continuously supported) to thrive in an academic environment and possess suitable temperaments for counselor education settings. 

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(208) 282-3156


(208) 282-2583

1440 E. Terry Street

Garrison Hall, Bld 63

Room 725

Pocatello, ID 83209-8120


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Mailing Address:
921 South 8th Ave., Stop 8120
Pocatello, ID 83209-8120

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1311 East Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 373-1717

Dr. Elizabeth Horn




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