About Us

Dr. Melese is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and director of Veterinary Behavior Consultants, a Southern California-based veterinary practice dedicated to preventing and solving behavior problems in animals since 1988. In 2002 Dr. Melese reactivated his San Diego-based private behavioral specialty practice after several years as clinical faculty with the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine. While with UC Davis he was also a lecturer in Animal Behavior at U.C. Davis and in that capacity supervised and mentored residents in Clinical Behavior, helped teach veterinary students and performed clinical research. Dr. Melese has since resumed seeing clients and their pets with behavior problems (now seeing cases in Kearny Mesa) and provides local and national continuing education for veterinarians.

Veterinary Behavior Consultants is a private specialty veterinary practice that has been helping pet owners and pet professionals with behavior problems in the Southern California area. Founded by Dr. Patrick Melese in 1988, Veterinary Behavior Consultants is a veterinary referral and consulting practice limited to animal behavior problems.

From behavior consultation to standing in as an expert witness in legal cases, Veterinary Behavior Consultants has many services to offer. Please check out all of our pages for more information about how we help pets and people!

Dr. Patrick Melese is a board-certified Veterinary Behaviorist and offers office appointments and house calls to help owners solve their pet’s behavior problems. He is the first specialist veterinarian (Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists) with a privately owned behavior practice in Southern California.

Some examples of areas that we can help you and your pet with are:

  • Aggression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Compulsive Behaviors
  • Inappropriate urination
  • Positive Reinforcement Techniques