Lisa J. Melling DVM CVH received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 1999, and graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 with a special interest in animal behavior and emergency medicine.
In 2007 Dr. Melling co-founded Best Friends Pet Wellness, a house call practice serving the Ann Arbor area.
Frustrated by the limitations of allopathic medicine to effect lasting curative treatments, Dr. Melling
searched for alternative therapies that could heal her
patients without the continued use of drugs.
Intrigued by the curative approach of homeopathy, Dr. Melling
enrolled in Dr. Pitcairn's Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy in 2008.
Encouraged by her personal experience with homeopathy as well as the curative results it provided for her patients, Dr. Melling became a faculty instructor for the Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy in 2010 and was recognized as a Certified Veterinary Homeopath by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy in 2011.
Dr. Melling is a frequent guest lecturer for the Integrative Medicine Club at Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, and her topics have ranged from a holistic approach to vaccination to the treatment of illnesses and injuries with homeopathy.
Since 2012, Dr. Melling
has presented cases at the Annual Meeting in Veterinary Homeopathy, and was a speaker at the 2014 Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy
presented a 3-hour lecture on the use of homeopathic remedies for acute illness and injury at the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association annual conference in February 2015.
has authored and co-authored several papers on animal behavior and the use of homeopathic remedies in veterinary medicine.
has been published in the Journal of American Holistic Veterinary Medicine and the Integrative Veterinary Care Journal
is a pet parent to Squeakie the Shih-tzu, Wasabi the Border Collie mix, and Thumbs the cat.
enjoys horse back riding, swimming, hiking, kayaking, gardening, and canine agility training and competition.