VIN Representatives

Melissa Nixon

Melissa Nixon


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, 1981


  • Mixed rural general practice until medical retirement in 1997


Marital Status

  • Married to Ken


  • The best stepkids I never imagined complete with adorable grandkids
  • One pony, two dogs, one cat

Volunteer Activities

  • Advisory support and logistics, veterinary disaster response
  • Peer support, mitochondrial myopathy patients

Special Interests

  • Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Behavior
  • Service Animals
  • Disaster Preparedness

Favorite Quote

  • What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what kind of a person you are. -- C.S. Lewis

What I like most about VIN

  • I arrived looking for some CE credits in a hurry; I stayed because I discovered an alternate reality full of family, friends - and great CE!