Dr. Christopher A. Lee

Sr. Professional Services Veterinarian
Southern California Region (CA)

Dr. Christopher A. Lee speaks about infectious disease, immunology, vaccinology, parasitology, and epidemiology. He has been educating audiences for over a decade nationwide. As a boarded preventive medicine specialist, Dr. Lee pens a monthly column in the veterinary magazine, The Pulse. He is a co-author of the updated Heroes for Healthy Pets™ Infectious Disease Handbook. Dr. Lee constructs and reviews NAVLE questions for the North American veterinary licensing board. He is currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, and a member of the American College of Veterinary Preventative 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.”

Dr. Lee has been a Sr. Professional Services Veterinarian with Merck Animal Health since 2019 and has more than ten years of industry experience. Previously owning veterinary hospitals and currently working as an overnight emergency doctor reinforces his clinical experience.

To deliver edutainment, Dr. Lee interweaves practical wisdom with geeky humor. He’s a producer of a regular podcast, which has surpassed 10,000 downloads, covering veterinary science, history, and preventive medicine, which are available on Spotify, iTunes, Podbean, Podkite, and at myvetzone.com


  • 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