Dr. Herron graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Zoology in 1999 and is a 2005 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Herron completed a 3-year residency program in Behavioral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine in July of 2009 & is now board certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behavior. She currently heads the Behavioral Medicine Clinic at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center.
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The Ohio State University: D.V.M.
University of Pennsylvania: Residency, Veterinary Behavioral Medicine
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What’s in a dog name? Ask ‘Poopus Maximus’
Columbus Dispatch online
“People often look for an emotional connection when picking a dog. We fall in love,” said Meghan Herron, associate professor of behavioral medicine at Ohio State University’s Veterinary Medical Center.
Columbus ranks No. 8 nationally in postal worker dog bites
The Columbus Dispatch online
Though most dogs tend to be friendly, some bite if they see someone unfamiliar, said Meghan Herron, the head of the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic.
“Dogs have an ability to recognize friendly and familiar versus uniforms,” she said.
Herron said aggressive behavior towards postal workers can be curbed through some training, like removing dogs from the room when a postal worker approaches the house.
“That type of learning is going to take 100 times to overcome,” Herron said, adding that ideally, training should start at a young age..
Ohio Vet school honors faculty members
Teresa Burns, DVM, and Meghan Herron, DVM, were recipients of the 2015 John Lyman Jr. Award for Clinical Teaching Excellence and Dr. Charles W. Fox Family Teaching Excellence Award, respectively. Each award signifies the recipient’s remarkable ability to teach and commends the work they have done to go above-and-beyond, according to the university.
Guide to Life: How to choose the right pet
The Columbus Dispatch online
Care should be taken to choose animals that not only are good with children but also can withstand sometimes-rough handling by them.
Smaller animals aren’t the best match for small children, because they’re more prone to injury from mishandling, said Dr. Meghan Herron, an assistant professor in veterinary behavior at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine...
Man reunited with dog 10 years later
ABC News online
It is possible for dogs to recognize people after extensive periods of time, said Megan E. Herron, clinical assistant professor in the department of veterinary clinical sciences at Ohio State University. Dogs begin to socialize with their surroundings between the age of three to 12 weeks of age, according to Herron. "That's the time when the [dog's] brain learns everything it needs to be good in life," she said.