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Melissa Bain- DVM, MS
Associate Professor of Clinical
Medicine & Epidemiology

2105 Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616


   

Research Focus

Evaluating the effectiveness of prevention and treatment of problem behaviors, primarily in primarily companion animals, and the effects on the human-animal bond and humane care of animals.

Specialty Focus

Veterinary Behavior

Veterinary Welfare

Education

1990 Animal Science, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Urbana, IL
1994 DVM Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Urbana, IL
2007 MS Advanced Clinical Research, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, CA
2007 Teaching Scholars Program, University of California Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Sacramento, CA

Honors and Awards

2008 Cello Distinguished Lecturer at the UC Davis SVM Fall Symposium in 2008

Licenses

California Veterinary Medical Board
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Diplomate, American College of Animal Welfare

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Melissa Bain: Owner observations regarding cat scratching behavior: An Internet-based survey 2015 Wilson C, Bain MJ, DePorter T, Beck A, Grassie V, Landsberg G Owner observations regarding cat scratching behavior: An Internet-based survey J Feline Med Surg,
  • Melissa Bain: Animal Behavior Case of the Month: Light and Shadow Chasing in a Border Collie with Dysautonomia 2015 Bain MJ, Good K Animal Behavior Case of the Month: Light and Shadow Chasing in a Border Collie with Dysautonomia J of the Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Melissa Bain: The Relationship Between Coat Color and Behaviors In The Domestic Cat 2015 Stelow L, Bain MJ, Kass P The Relationship Between Coat Color and Behaviors In The Domestic Cat Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science,
  • Melissa Bain: POST Law Enforcement K-9 Guidelines - State of California (peer-reviewed document) 2014 Aldred W, Anderson G, Aulis G, Azevedo J, Bain MJ, Blum S, Brewer S, Cloward R, Fara T, Frawley M, Gustafson B, Inglis D, Ingreso R, Keetle D, Kelliher A, Kinney R, Kraft D, Kunkle J, Lopez L, Miller J, Mitchell D, Phipps P, Poindexter M, Praet B, RackleyR, Rios R, Savage J, Scofield S, Upham B, Seaman D, Slominski B, Sumner S, Tawney G, Ward D, Wolosewicz E, Zwickey J POST Law Enforcement K-9 Guidelines - State of California (peer-reviewed document) ,
  • Melissa Bain: Animal behavior case of the month. Noise phobia, cognitive dysfunction, separation anxiety, attention-seeking behavior, and medical causes. 2013 Stepita ME, Bain MJ Animal behavior case of the month. Noise phobia, cognitive dysfunction, separation anxiety, attention-seeking behavior, and medical causes. J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Melissa Bain: Owner Attachment and Problem Behaviors Related to Relinquishment and Training Techniques of Dogs 2013 Kwan J, Bain MJ Owner Attachment and Problem Behaviors Related to Relinquishment and Training Techniques of Dogs Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science,
  • Melissa Bain: Behavioral and Physiological Responses of Weaned Foals Treated with Equine Appeasing Pheromone: A Double-blinded, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Trial 2013 Berger JM, Spier SJ, Davie R, Gardner IA, Leutenegger CM, Bain MJ Behavioral and Physiological Responses of Weaned Foals Treated with Equine Appeasing Pheromone: A Double-blinded, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Trial Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research,
  • Melissa Bain: Frequency of CPV Infection in Vaccinated Puppies
that Attended Puppy Socialization Classes 2013 Stepita ME, Bain MJ, Kass PH Frequency of CPV Infection in Vaccinated Puppies that Attended Puppy Socialization Classes Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association,
  • Melissa Bain: Evaluation of the Addition of In-Cage Hiding Structures and Toys and Timing of Administration of Behavioral Assessments with Newly Relinquished Shelter Cats 2012 Moore AM, Bain MJ Evaluation of the Addition of In-Cage Hiding Structures and Toys and Timing of Administration of Behavioral Assessments with Newly Relinquished Shelter Cats Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research,
  • Melissa Bain: Animal behavior case of the month: Tail-chasing in a Bull Terrier 2012 Bain MJ, Fan CM Animal behavior case of the month: Tail-chasing in a Bull Terrier J Am Vet Med Assoc,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Bain MJ: Housesoiling-Dogs, Tilley LP, Smith F, (ed), Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline, 6th edition, Hoboken, NJ. .

2015 Bain MJ: Update on feline house soiling and urine marking, , August's Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 7. 890-899.

2014 Bain MJ, Stelow EA: Feline Aggression Toward Family Members, , Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice - Behavior: A Guide for Practition?ers. 581-597.

2014 Bain MJ, Reich M: Tail-Chasing, Fly-Swatting-What's Happening Here? (Compulsive Behaviors: I'd like to stop, but I can't), Ciribassi J, Horwitz D, (ed), The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists present: Your dog's eye view: The truth about preventing and solving dog behavior problems, New York, NY. .

2011 Bain MJ: Housesoiling-Dogs, Tilley LP, Smith F, (ed), Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline, 5th edition, Hoboken, NJ. .