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Melissa Bain

Melissa Bain

Professor

Medicine & Epidemiology

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
Diversity & Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine, certificate
Suicide Prevention Training Certificate, QPR Institute
Mental Health First Aid Training Certificate, National Council for Behavioral Health
AVMA Brave Space Certificate
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
2021, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, CA,
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
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2021 Bain MJ: Housesoiling-Dogs, Tilley LP, Smith F, (ed), Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline, 7th edition, Hoboken, NJ. 661-662.
2020 Bain MJ, Buffington CAT : The Relationship Between Mental and Physical Health, McMillan FD, (ed), Mental Health and Well-being in Animals, 2nd Edition, . .
2019 Bain MJ: Overview of Animal Training: A Welfare Perspective, Choe J, (ed), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, 2nd Edition, . .
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 Behavior
  • Veterinary Welfare