Welcome to my blog! I’m a board-certified veterinary behaviorist helping pet owners achieve the best possible resolution of their pet’s undesirable behavior. I am also an author and speak nationally and locally on all types of animal behavior problems. I grew up in Maryland and then moved to Vermont where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Then, I went on to veterinary school at the University of Tennessee. After veterinary school I moved to Arizona for an internship and stayed another year to work at various general practice veterinary hospitals in the Phoenix area. In 2008 I moved to California for a residency in behavior at UC Davis. I fell in love with California and have been here ever since! I share my life with my husband and four-legged family members including dogs Chewy (Shih Tzu) and Snoopy (Rat Terrier/Chihuahua), cats Cali, Maddie, and Tarzan, and the occasional foster dog. I hope you enjoy this blog and find it informative.
~ Meredith Stepita, DVM, DACVB (Veterinary Behaviorist)