Introducing Dr. Lee - Guest Author for About.com
Dr. Justine Lee is a board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist, and is the Associate Director of Veterinary Services at Pet Poison Helpline®. Previously, she was on faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Lee graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Animal Sciences, and then obtained her veterinary degree at Cornell University.
She pursued her internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, which is affiliated with the MSPCA. In addition, she has also completed an emergency fellowship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, she is 1 of approximately 240 board certified veterinary specialists world wide in emergency medicine and critical care, and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC).
Dr. Lee has been published in numerous veterinary journals, including the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association, the Journal of Veterinary Emergency Critical Care, and the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She has also published several veterinary book chapters, and has been aired on radio and television to promote preventative medicine, animal health, and the overall well-being of pets.
She is the author of two humorous pet reference books entitled It's a Dog's Life... but It's Your Carpet and It's a Cat's World... You Just Live In It. Dr. Lee is a contributing author for Prevention magazine and various other breed newsletters. She lectures throughout the world on emergency and critical care.
When Dr. Lee is not working in the ER, she is playing ultimate frisbee or ice hockey, hiking with her dog, traveling, or reading. Dr. Lee's three kids include:
- A rescued pit bull terrier (abandoned with parvovirus) named "JP" after Jamaica Plain, where she worked in Boston.
- A rescued grey and white tabby cat (abandoned with head trauma) named after a former Bostonian-Irish-owned patient, "Seamus."
- A rescued black cat (adopted after being diagnosed with a congenital heart defect) named "Echo" after "echocardiogram," an ultrasound technique specific for the heart.
More from Justine A. Lee DVM DACVEC
Veterinary toxicology case reports and articles
Connect with Dr. Lee
- drjustinelee.com - Books, blog, and resources.
- Pet Poison Helpline
- Safety Call
- Pet Poison Helpline on Facebook
- Pet Poison Helpline on Twitter
About Pet Poison Helpline
Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) is a service available 24 hours, seven days a week for pet owners and veterinary professionals that require assistance treating a potentially poisoned pet. PPH can provide treatment advice for poisoning cases of all species, including dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, large animals and exotic species.
Pet Poison Helpline’s fee of $35 per incident includes follow-up consultation for the duration of the poison case. Pet Poison Helpline is available in the US and Canada by calling 800-213-6680. Additional information can be found online at www.petpoisonhelpline.com.