Dr. Melody Aitchison-Steed



Small animal veterinary medicine.


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
UC Davis Veterinary School, 2001-2005

Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology
University of California, Davis, 1997-20012

About Dr. Melody Aitchison-Steed

Dr. Melody Aitchison-Steed graduated with her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the University of California at Davis in 2005. Following graduation, she completed a 1-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and emergency care. After completing her internship, Dr. Aitchison-Steed has practiced small animal general medicine in Southern California. When she’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Aitchison-Steed is usually with her family (a husband and two sweet daughters, two dogs, and a cat!) enjoying the outdoors by hiking and camping, reading, or attending the kids’ sports events.

Current Work

– Relief Veterinarian, Melody Aitchison-Steed, DVM
– Freelance veterinarian medical writer

Previous Work

– Veterinarian, Care and Comfort Veterinary Hospital for 12 years
– Veterinarian (Intern), Emergency and Specialty Center for 1 year 1 month

  • Dean’s Honor List- UC Davis
  • School of Veterinary Medicine General Scholarship
  • Westminster Kennel Club Scholarship
  • Betsy Arminger Scholarship
  • Pinki and Frank Mathews Scholarship
  • Davis Dog Training Club Scholarship
  • Beail Memorial Scholarship

American Veterinary Medical Association, San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association