Melissa Bain, DVM, DACVB, DACAW

Specialties and Expertise

  • Animal behavior; Animal welfare


  • DVM: University of Illinois
  • MS: School of Medicine, University of California, Davis


  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB)
  • Diplomate, American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW)

Select Awards, Achievements, and Publications

  • Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year, American Veterinary Medical Association, 2016
  • Companion Animal Welfare Award, World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), 2019
  • Past president, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, 2008–2014
  • Past president, American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, 2002–2008

Manual Chapters and Commentaries