Melissa Boldan, DVM

Melissa Boldan, DVM


Educations & Trainings

University of MIssouri College of Veterinary Medicine, 2012

Activity & Honors

Adjunct professor, Stephens College

Former Board Member, Jefferson City Animal Shelter Advisory Board

MVMA Power of Ten Leadership Initiative participant

Professional Memberships

Missouri Veterinary Medical Association

American Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Melissa Boldan

Dr. Melissa Boldan graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She initially practiced mixed animal medicine north of Kansas City before moving back to central Missouri in 2014.

She is an active member of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. She teaches companion animal science to students interested in pursuing veterinary medicine at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, when she's not in the clinic seeing patients. Dr. Melissa loves treating animals of all shapes and sizes, but she has a particular fondness for small animal medicine.

She is the proud mother of three young boys and a handful of furry children. She enjoys exploring all the Missouri state parks with her husband and children, telling terrible jokes, and playing outdoors with her pets.

Recent Articles

Upper Respiratory Infection in Cats
The following may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. What Is Upper Respiratory Infection in Cats?An upper respiratory infection (URI) is an infection in the nose, sinuses, mouth, and/or throat. There are several infectious agents, both viruses and bacteria, that play a role in respiratory infections in cats. During a URI, cats have inflammation and drainage in the mucous membranes...
Feline Audiogenic Reflex Seizures (FARS)
What Are Feline Audiogenic Reflex Seizures?Feline audiogenic reflex seizures (FARS) are a medical condition where loud sounds can trigger seizures in cats. FARS is more common in senior cats, with the average patient being 15 years old when diagnosed. It is also a genetic disorder in the Birman cat breed. There are three types of FARS seizures: Myoclonic Seizure: This is the most...
Chronic Vomiting in Dogs
Chronic Vomiting in Dogs
The following may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. What Is Chronic Vomiting in Dogs?Vomiting is one of the most common medical issues that affects dogs. It is technically defined as the forceful expulsion of stomach contents through the mouth. Vomiting is composed of three stages: nausea, retching, and vomiting. While vomiting can serve a protective function to eliminate potential...
Walking Dandruff in Dogs
Walking Dandruff in Dogs
The following may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. What Is Walking Dandruff in Dogs?“Walking dandruff” is the common name for cheyletiellosis, a skin disease in dogs caused by the Cheyletiella mite. Cheyletiella is a contagious skin parasite that results in scaling of the skin. Sometimes, in a severe infestation, the white mites can be seen walking across the skin, hence the...
Is a Christmas Cactus Poisonous to Cats?
The following may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Christmas cactuses are one of the few plants that flower in the winter and add a bright color to your home, but are they safe for pets? Many flowers and plants we plant in our gardens and keep inside our homes are beautiful to look at but can be deadly if ingested by our pets. For example, if consumed, lilies are harmful to a...
Septic Arthritis in Dogs
Septic Arthritis in Dogs
The following may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. What Is Septic Arthritis in Dogs?Septic arthritis is an infection that occurs in a joint. Septic, in this context, means infected with harmful bacteria (most common), mycobacteria, fungi, or viruses. Arthritis is inflammation in the joint. Usually, septic arthritis occurs trauma, surgery, or a systemic infection in blood that...