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Rocco Mele, Staff Veterinarian


Dr. Rocco Mele joined VCA Valley Animal Hospital and Emergency Center family in January of 2020. Prior to joining VCA, Dr. Mele has been veterinary practitioner for over 45 years and has been actively involved in all aspects of Veterinary Dental Specialty Services for the past 20 years.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Mele has been interested in veterinary medicine from an early age. After one visit to a veterinarian with his grandfather, he knew that this will be his life calling. After attending Youngstown State University for his undergraduate work, Dr. Mele moved to Columbus, Ohio where he attended Ohio State University and graduated with Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. This being his passion, Dr. Rocco Mele has devoted many years to advanced veterinary dentistry, which has led to articles and professional publications in both human and veterinary journals.



Dr. Mele has had the opportunity to be in the forefront of the development of new and innovative bone grafting techniques, materials, and dental implantology. Collaboration with leading researchers, human oral surgeons, and biomaterial engineers, gives Dr. Mele opportunity to implement innovative techniques and materials into his oral surgical protocols for cats and dogs.

Many of Dr. Mele’s techniques discussed in a book he co-authored called "Dental Implants for Small Animals" which covers all aspects of veterinary dental implants.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, watching dental surgery videos, and walking his rescue Chihuahua named Mac.

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