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Dr. Meredith Stepita, DVM, DACVB

Dr. Meredith Stepita, DVM, DACVB

Vet Behaviorist

Dr. Meredith Stepita grew up in Maryland, but now calls Northern California home. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee in 2006. After completing an internship and working in general practice in Arizona she entered into the Clinical Veterinary Behavior Residency Program at the University of California-Davis, becoming a in 2011.

She is the owner of and spends most of her time 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. She has authored chapters on dog aggression, cat anxiety, house soiling in cats, and mourning behavior in veterinary texts, and is a local and national speaker.

Dr. Stepita's areas of interest include canine and feline anxiety and aggression, the human-animal bond, and animal welfare. She shares her life with her husband Chris, and their dogs (Chewy and Snoopy), cats (Maddie, Cali, and Tarzan), and the occasional foster dog.

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