p. 651-501-3766
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1163 Helmo Avenue North
Oakdale, MN 55128
St. Paul
p. 651-293-1800
f. 651-291-1337
1542 W 7th St.
St Paul, MN 55102

Our Team

Lee, Justine

Justine Lee

Board-Certified Criticalist & Toxicologist

Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT, is a graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her internship at Angell Memorial in Boston, MA, and her emergency fellowship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lee has been in the field of emergency and critical care since 1997, and she has practiced in several urban settings including Boston and Philadelphia. She is Board-Certified in both Emergency & Critical Care (DACVECC) and Toxicology (DABT).

Dr. Lee is the CEO and founder of VetGirl, a subscription-based podcast service offering veterinary continuing education. She was on the faculty of the U of M from 2003-2008, and previously was the Associate Director at an animal poison control center in Bloomington, MN from 2009-2013. She joined AERC part-time in 2011.

Dr. Lee is an avid sports fan! She plays ice hockey, ultimate frisbee, and is also a runner and amateur kick boxer. In her spare time, she plays with sled dogs, gardens, travels, and reads. She is an active writer, having authored two humorous pets 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 lectures throughout the world on emergency, critical care, and toxicology, and was honored to receive the Speaker of the Year Award at the North American Veterinary Conference (2011) and Association des Medecines Veterinaires du Quebec (2012). Dr. Lee is the former contributor/blogger to Prevention magazine and PetMD: The Daily Vet, and has been featured on NBC Weekend Today, Rachael Ray, WCCO, MPR, and various other TV and radio engagements. She is the current blogger for Pet Health Network.