Melissa Bain

Melissa Bain

Professor

Medicine & Epidemiology

    Phone Number
Office
2105 Tupper Hall, Davis, CA 95616

Licenses
California Veterinary Medical Board
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Diplomate, American College of Animal Welfare
Fear Free(sm) certified
Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine
Certificate from the QPR Institute, Suicide Prevention Training
Education
1990, , University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Urbana, IL
1994, DVM, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Urbana, IL
2007, MS, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, CA
2007, , University of California Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Sacramento, CA
Active Research Grants
Co-Principal Investigator, Joint human-canine risk factors for dog bites to family members in the home: A case-crossover approach, Messam LLM (Principal Investigator), UCD School of Veterinary Medicine OIP Early Career Research Application
Co-Principal Investigator, Effects of trazodone on behavioral and physiolocal signs of stress in dogs visiting a veterinary clinic, Sun A. Kim (Principal Investigator), Fear Free
Honors and Awards
2008 Cello Distinguished Lecturer at the UC Davis SVM Fall Symposium in 2008
2013 VMTH P.I.E. (Positively Impacting another Employee)
2016 Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year, from the American Veterinary Medical Association
2019 WSAVA Companion Animal Welfare Award
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2019 Bain MJ : Overview of Animal Training: A Welfare Perspective, Choe J, (ed), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Second Edition, . .
2018 Bain MJ : Chapter 37: Licking. excessive, Horwitz D, (ed), Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline Behavior, 2nd edition, Hoboken, NJ. .
2018 Bain MJ : Chapter 36: Fly snapping, Horwitz D, (ed), Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline Behavior, 2nd edition, Hoboken, NJ. .
2018 Bain MJ : Chapter 35: Flank sucking, Horwitz D, (ed), Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline Behavior, 2nd edition, Hoboken, NJ. .
2018 Bain MJ : Chapter 34: Compulsive/repetitive disorders: Canine and feline overview, Horwitz D, (ed), Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline Behavior, 2nd edition, Hoboken, NJ. .
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 BehaviorVeterinary Welfare
Ten Recent Publications

2018
Hart BL, Hart LA, Thigpen AP, Tran A, Bain MJ
The Paradox of Canine Conspecific Coprophagy

2016
Wilson C, Bain MJ, DePorter T, Beck A, Grassie V, Landsberg G
Owner observations regarding cat scratching behavior: An Internet-based survey

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)