Dr. Meredith Stepita grew up in Maryland, but now calls Northern California home. She received her DVM from the University of Tennessee in 2006 and then completed an internship in Arizona.
After working in general veterinary practice in the Phoenix area she went on to complete a residency in Clinical Veterinary Behavior at the University of California-Davis.
Today Dr. Stepita owns a veterinary behavior practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, helping pet owners improve their pet’s behavior problems.
Her research involves the frequency of parvovirus in puppies attending puppy socialization classes, finding that vaccinated puppies attending these classes were no more likely to be diagnosed with parvovirus than those not attending these classes.
Her areas of interest include canine and feline anxiety and aggression, the human-animal bond, and animal welfare.
Dr. Stepita shares her life with her husband Chris and their dogs (Chewy and Snoopy), cats (Maddie, Cali, and Tarzan), and the occasional foster dog.Academic Degrees, Schools & Dates:
2002 Bachelor of Science - University of Vermont
2006 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - University of TennesseeMajor Interest in Animal Behavior:
Canine and feline aggression and anxiety
Puppy socializationProfessional Memberships:
Active member of American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, Exam Committee Member 2012-present, Co-host for Psychology Today Blog (2014-2015)
Active member of American Veterinary Medical Association
Active member of American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, Recording Secretary July 2014-present, abstract evaluator for scientific meetings (2009, 2010, 2012)
Active member of California Veterinary Medical Association
Active member of Contra Costa Veterinary Medical Association
- Place of BusinessVeterinary Behavior SpecialistsAddress: 7660 Amador Valley Blvd
Phone: (925) 305-3745
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