Christopher A. Lee, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Christopher A. Lee, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Sr. Professional Services Veterinarian Southern California Region (CA)

Dr. Christopher A. Lee is a veterinary professional with expertise in various fields including infectious disease, immunology, vaccinology, parasitology, and epidemiology. He has been actively educating audiences for over a decade and is recognized as a preventive medicine specialist.

Dr. Lee’s contributions to the veterinary field are diverse and extensive. He is a co-author of the updated Heroes for Healthy Pets™ Infectious Disease Handbook, which is a valuable resource for veterinarians and other professionals involved in animal healthcare.

In addition to his written work, Dr. Lee is involved in the development and review of questions for the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE). This involvement highlights his commitment to ensuring the competence of future veterinarians.

As a member of professional associations such as the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Dr. Lee actively contributes to the advancement of veterinary medicine.

“The deeper we dive into veterinary medicine, the more interweaved with other species, and fascinating we find one animal to be, the human. This profession helps animals and people to enrich each other’s lives further.”

Since 2019, Dr. Lee has been working as a Sr. Professional Services Veterinarian with Merck Animal Health, bringing his expertise and industry experience to the company. Prior to this role, he owned veterinary hospitals and currently serves as an overnight emergency doctor, further strengthening his clinical experience.

Dr. Lee’s dedication to education and entertainment is evident through his production of a regular podcast. The podcast covers topics related to veterinary science, history, and preventive medicine, and has garnered over 15,000 downloads. It can be accessed on various platforms including Spotify, iTunes, Podbean, Podkite, and the website


  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Sciences, University of California Davis
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Master of Public Health, University of Iowa
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Areas of Interest

  • Epidemiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
  • Scientific Study Design
  • Toxicology