Dr. Patrick Melese, DVM, MA, DACVB (Diplomate American College of Veterinary Behaviorists)
is a Board-Certified Veterinary Behaviorist
with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Melese specializes in Animal Behavior related issues including injuries from animals, dog bites, horse injuries, cats, and various dog breeds including pit bull terriers. A clinical veterinary behaviorist, he has extensive expertise in Veterinary Medicine
as well as Animal Welfare and Negligence Issues
, especially for companion animals.
Dr. Melese has delivered numerous presentations over the years for international, national, regional and local veterinary conferences as well as for dog training groups such as APDT, shelter organizations, etc. His teaching appointments include past work as clinical Faculty of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and, currently, Western University School of Veterinary Medicine and other veterinary schools where he instructs senior veterinary students on applied clinical veterinary behavior as they do preceptorships and externships through his clinical specialty practice.
Dr. Melese has been retained as an Expert Witness numerous times since 1989 (usually several cases per year) for both defendants and plaintiffs, mostly regarding dog-related injuries but also occasional related to other species such as horses and cats. He has also been of service for issues such as evaluating animals for rescue shelters and relating to animal control administrative impounds and abatement proceedings. Dr. Melese has been designated in superior, state, and federal courts and has been deposed and effectively testified when cases have proceeded all the way to the courtroom. Please see the website for further details including professional fees, retainers and other information regarding retaining Dr. Melese for your case.
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