If you’re an experienced dog owner, it’ll be no surprise to you when your dog does something that other people might call strange. Humping is one of those things! After your dog eats, you might find them humping something like a toy, a blanket, or their bed, or sometimes, even yourself! We’ve had more than
Dr. Nita Vasudevan Patel, DVM, MS
Dr. Nita Vasudevan Patel, DVM, MS, is a Florida-based veterinarian with a decade of experience in both hands-on clinical work and telemedicine. She’s also received her Fear Free veterinary certificate. Dr. Patel lives in Orlando, Florida.
Beginning with a solid grounding in clinical veterinary work, Dr. Patel has developed a diverse skill set that includes both traditional veterinary roles and telemedicine. After several years in clinical practice, including leadership positions, Dr. Patel transitioned into the telehealth sector, applying their medical expertise in a virtual setting.
This progression from hands-on clinical work to digital veterinary services illustrates their ability to adapt and thrive in the rapidly evolving landscape of veterinary medicine. Today, Dr. Patel continues work in telehealth while supporting the editorial standards of NotABully.org.
Education & Certifications
University of Florida, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology, 2007 – 2011
University of Florida, Master of Science (M.S.) in Animal Sciences, 2011 – 2013
University of Florida, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), Veterinary Medicine, 2013 – 2017
University of Florida, Professional Certificate in Veterinary Business Management, Veterinary Medicine, Business, 2013 – 2017
Articles Reviewed By Dr. Nita Patel
Check out the latest articles fact checked and reviewed by veterinarian Nita Patel.
Why does my dog refuse to walk in certain directions? They could lack socialization or training, and they get easily distracted. Learn more here!
Why does my dog poop in bushes? They are most likely marking their territory. However, a stressed dog might doing it to hide. Learn more here!
Why does my dog lick me when I pet them? Because they are affectionate, happy, and grooming you back. Discover all 6 reasons here!
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