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Meredith Stepita, DVM, DACVB (Veterinary Behaviorist)

Meredith Stepita

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) Behavior, 2011


  • Residency at 2011
  • Internship, Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency , 2007
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Vermont, 2002

Current Professional Activities

  • Owner, Veterinary Behavior Specialists
  • Recording Secretary, American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)
  • Exam Committee Member, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
  • Write/edit book chapters on topics including: canine aggression, feline anxiety, and feline house soiling

Past Professional Activities

  • Expert Witness for dog bite case
  • Guest on radio shows
  • Participant, Occupational Analysis Workshop California Veterinary Medical Board

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • RK Anderson ACVB Resident Research Award

Special Interests

  • Canine and feline anxiety and aggression
  • Animal welfare
  • Canine socialization


  • AVMA
  • ACVB
  • Contra Costa Veterinary Medical Association


  • Dogs - Chewy, Dug, Lizzie, and Tinker Bell
  • Cats - Cali, Tarzan
  • and the occasional foster dog

Favorite Book, Movie, or Song

  • Leadership books

What I like Most About VIN

  • Being surrounded by a community of animal-loving professionals eager to learn, grow, provide their patients/clients with the best care possible, and not afraid to challenge the status quo!