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Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT is the CEO and founder of VetGirl, a subscription-based podcast service offering RACE-approved continuing education. She is a board-certified veterinary specialist in both emergency critical care (DACVECC) and toxicologist (DABT). Previously, she was the Associate Director of Veterinary Services for Pet Poison Helpline (2013-2009) and on faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (2003-2008). 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 450 board-certified veterinary specialists world wide in emergency and critical care, and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC). Recently, Dr. Lee became a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT). Dr. Lee has been published in numerous veterinary journals, including the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association, the Journal of Veterinary Emergency Critical Care, the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Lee is one of the editors and primary authors of The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology textbook. She is also one of the editors for the Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal: Emergency Medicine textbook (Elsevier, 2013).

Dr. Lee 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. 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. Dr. Lee is the former contributor/blogger to Prevention magazine and PetMD: The Daily Vet. She currently blogs for Pet Health Network. Dr. Lee has been featured on NBC Weekend Today, The Rachael Ray Show, WCCO, Minnesota Public Radio, and various other TV and radio engagements.  Dr. Lee lectures throughout the world on emergency, critical care, and toxicology and was recently honored with the North American Veterinary Conference Small Animal Speaker of the Year (2011) and the Association des Médecines Vétérinaires du Québec (2012). When Dr. Lee is not working in the ER, she is playing ultimate Frisbee or ice hockey, hiking with her new puppy, traveling, running, gardening, or reading. Dr. Lee’s three kids include:

  • A rescued grey and white tabby cat (abandoned with head trauma) named after a former Bostonian-Irish-owned patient, "Seamus"
  • A rescued tortie cat named "Lily"
  • A rescued pit bull mix named "Milo"

    JP

Publications:

Lee JA, Budgin JB, Mauldin EA. Acute necrotizing dermatitis with septicemia following application of a d-limonene-based insecticidal shampoo in cat. J Am Vet Med Assoc 221, No. 2, July 15, 2002 pp. 258-262.

Lee JA, Drobatz KD. Characterization of the clinical characteristics, electrolytes, acid-base and renal parameters in male cats with urethral obstruction. J Vet Emerg Crit Care Soc 2003;13(4):227-233.

Lee JA, Hinchcliff KW, Piercy R, et al. Effects of racing and nontraining on plasma thyroid hormone concentrations in sled dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2004;224(2):226-231.

Mittleman E, Weisse C, Mehler SJ, Lee JA. Fracture of an endoluminal nitinol stent used for the treatment of tracheal collapse in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2004;225:1217-1221.

Lee JA, Drobatz KD, Koch MW, King LG. Indications for and outcome of positive-pressure ventilation in cats: 53 cats (1993-2002). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2005;226(6):924-931.

Quandt JE, Lee JA, Powell L. Analgesia in the Critically Ill Patient. Compendium for Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian 2005;27(6):433-446.

Lee JA, Drobatz KJ. Historical and physical parameters as predictors of severe hyperkalemia in male cats with urethral obstruction. J Vet Emerg Crit Care Soc 2006;16(2):104-111.

Estrin M., Wehausen C., Lee JA. DIC in cats. A retrospective study investigating the diagnosis of DIC in cats. J Vet Intern Med 2006;20:1289-1290.

Cargill E, Lee J. Warm weather toxins. National Assoc Vet Tech in Amer 2009;20-23.

Marshall J, Lee J. Summer hazards to avoid in our pets and patients. National Assoc Vet Tech in Amer 2009;44-49.

Killos MB, Graham LF, Lee JA. Comparison of two anesthetic protocols for feline blood donation. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2010;37(3):230-239.

Orcutt BS, Lee J, Bianco D. Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia and severe thrombocytopenia in dogs: 12 cases (2001-2008). J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2010;20(3):338-345.

Tart K, Babski D, Lee J. Potential risks, prognostic indicators, and diagnostic and treatment modalities affecting survival in dogs with presumptive aspiration pneumonia: 125 cases (2005-2008). J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2010;20(3):319-329.

Guindon S, Lee J. Plant toxicosis in birds. The Veterinary Nurse 2010;1(1):36-41.
Lee JA, Herndon WE, Rishniw M. The effect of noncardiac disease on plasma brain natriuretic peptide concentration in dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2011;21(1):5-12.

Kaplan MI, Lee J, Hovda LR, Brutlag A. Adverse effects associated with inadvertent intravenous penicillin G procaine-penicillin G benzathine administration in 2 dogs and a cat. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;239(4): 507-510.

Gray S, Lee JA, Hovda LR, Brutlag A. Zinc phosphide rodenticide toxicity in dogs: 362 cases (2004-2009). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;239(5):646-51.

Peterson K, Lee JA, Hovda LR. Potential phenylpropanolamine toxicosis in dogs: 170 cases (2004-2009). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;239(11):1463-1469.

Clarke DL, Lee JA, Murphy LA, Reineke EL. Use of novel intravenous lipid therapy to treat ivermectin toxicosis in a Border collie. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;239(10):1328-1333.

Fernandez AL, Lee JA, Rahilly L, Hovda LR, Brutlag AB, Engebretsen K. The use of intravenous lipid emulsions as an antidote in veterinary toxicology: a review. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2011;21(4):309-320.

Reinker LN, Lee JA, Hovda LR, Rishniw M. Clinical signs of cardiovascular effects secondary to suspected pimobendan toxicosis in 5 of 7 dogs. J Am An Hosp Assoc 2012;48(4):1-6.

Lee JA. Top 5 emergency room mistakes: Ask the Expert. Clinician’s Brief 2012:10(8):21-24.

Khorzad R, Lee JA, Hovda LR, et al. Baclofen toxicosis in dogs and cats: 145 cases (2004-2010. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2012;241(8):1059-1064. 

Lee JA. Acute Abdominal Pain. Clinician’s Brief 2012;10(10):12-13.

Lee JA. Are we abandoning our new graduates? Veterinary Team Brief 2013;1(1):42-43.

Lee JA. Decontaminating the poisoned patient. Clinician’s Brief 2013;11(3):13-15.

Lee JA. The impaired veterinarian: Recognizing depression & possible suicide. Veterinary Team Brief 2013;1(2):12-13.

Thomas DE, Lee JA, Hovda LR. Retrospective evaluation of toxicosis from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants: 313 dogs (2005-2010): J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2012;22:674-681.

Baton BL, Simmonds EE, Lee JA, et al. The use of high-dose insulin therapy and intravenous lipid emulsion to treat severe, refractory diltiazem toxicosis in a dog. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2013;23(3):321-327.

Pugh CM, Sweeney JT, Bloch CP, Lee JA, et al. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) toxicosis in cats: 33 cases (2004-2010). J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2013;5:565-570.

Welch S, Lee JA. Activated charcoal: To use or not to use. Veterinary Medicine, March 2013.

Almgren C, Lee JA. Serotonin Syndrome. Clinician's Brief 2013;11(10):11-16.

Book Chapters

Lee JA, Drobatz KJ. Respiratory Distress and Cyanosis in Dogs. In King LG, ed. Textbook of Respiratory Diseases in the Dog and Cat.  Elsevier Science Health Science. ISBN:  072168067, Copyright 2003.

Hall K, Lee JA. Non-respiratory look-alikes. In Silverstein D, Hopper K, ed. Saunders Small Animal Critical Care Medicine.  Elsevier Science Health Science.  ISBN: 141602591X, Copyright 2008.

Quandt J, Lee JA. Analgesia in the critically ill patient. In Silverstein D, Hopper K, ed. Small Animal Critical Care Medicine. Elsevier Science Health Science. ISBN: 141602591X, Copyright 2008.

Lee JA. Antifreeze Treatment. Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care: Case Studies in Client Communication, Morbidity and Mortality. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 1405167521, Copyright 2010.

Lee JA.  Decontamination and detoxification of the poisoned patient. The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 0813819857, Copyright 2011.

Lee JA.  Emergency management of the poisoned patient. The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 0813819857, Copyright 2011.

Craft E, Lee JA.  Grapes and raisins. The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 0813819857, Copyright 2011.

Lee JA.  Hops. The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 0813819857, Copyright 2011.

 Liu D, Lee JA.  Macadamia nuts. The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 0813819857, Copyright 2011.

 Gray S, Lee JA.  Salt. The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 0813819857, Copyright 2011.

Liu D, Lee JA.  Xylitol. The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 0813819857, Copyright 2011. 

Marshall J, Lee JA.  Blood and bone meal. The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 0813819857, Copyright 2011.

Marshall J, Lee JA.  Fertilizers. The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 0813819857, Copyright 2011.

Clark D, Lee JA.  Paintballs. The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 0813819857, Copyright 2011.

Clark D, Lee JA.  Vitamins and minerals. The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 0813819857, Copyright 2011. 

Clark D, Lee JA.  Ivermectin/Milbemycin/Moxidectin. The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 0813819857, Copyright 2011. 

Lee JA. Fat emulsion, Intravenous Monograph. In: Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook. 7th ed. Wiley-Blackwell. Ames, IO, Copyright 2011.

Lee JA. Considerations in the geriatric poisoned patient. In: Peterson ME and Talcott PA, eds. Small Animal Toxicology. 3rd ed.  St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier 2013.

Lee JA, Fernandez A. Intravenous lipid emulsion therapy. In: Bonagura JD, Twedt DC, eds. Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XV. 15th ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier, pending.

Lee JA. Emergency management and treatment of the poisoned patient. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice Emergency Medicine. Elsevier 2013.

Lee JA. Approach to drug overdose. In Silverstein D, Hopper K, ed. Saunders Small Animal Critical Care Medicine. Elsevier, pending publication 2014.

Lee JA. Non-respiratory look-alikes. In Silverstein D, Hopper K, ed. Saunders Small Animal Critical Care Medicine. Elsevier, pending publication 2014.

Quandt J, Lee JA. Analgesia and continuous rate infusions.  In Silverstein D, Hopper K, ed. Small Animal Critical Care Medicine. Elsevier, pending publication 2014.

Scientific Abstracts:

1.    Lee JA, Drobatz KJ.  Physical parameters as predictors of severe hyperkalemia in cats with urethral obstruction. Abstract presentation, 7th IVECCS Symposium, Orlando, FL. (15min, September 2000). Published Abstract Proceedings 2000;789.

2.     Lee JA, Otto CM, King LG. Septic peritonitis and antibiotic therapy in dogs: a retrospective study of 23 cases. Abstract proceeding, 7th IVECCS Symposium. 2000;789.

3.     Lee JA.  Abstract summary on Efficacy and Safety of Recombinant Human Activated Protein C for Severe Sepsis, from N Engl J Med. JVECC 2001;11(2):127.

4.     Lee JA, Drobatz KD, Koch MW, King LG. Ventilator management, organ failure, and outcome: 53 cats (1993-2002). Abstract presentation, 8th IVECCS Symposium, San Antonio, TX. (15 min, September 2002). Published Abstract proceedings 2002;780. Published JVECCS 2002;12(3):193.

5.     Lee JA, Hinchcliff KW, Piercy RJ, et al. Effects of racing and detraining on thyroid hormone concentrations in Iditarod Sled Dogs. Abstract poster presentation, ACVIM, Charlotte, NC (June 2003). Published Abstract Proceedings 2003. Published JVIM 2003;17(3):432.

6.     Lee JA, Hinchcliff KW, Munro DS, Benson CE, Rankin S. Nalidixic Acid-resistant MDR-AmpC Salmonella enterica serotype Newport isolated from a canine raw meat diet. Abstract presentation, ISDVMA, Anchorage, AK (September 2004).

7.     Lee JA, Herndon W, Drobatz KJ. Evaluation of a new brain natriuretic peptide assay in dogs.  Abstract presentation, ACVIM, Baltimore, MA (June 2005).

8.     Estrin MA, Wehausen CE, Jessen CR, Lee JA.  Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) in Cats:  86 cases (1990-2004).  Abstract presentation, 11th IVECCS Symposium, Atlanta, GA.  (15 min, September 2005).

9.     Killos M, Graham L, Olmstead E, Lee JA. Comparison of two anesthetic protocols for feline blood donation.  Abstract presentation, ACVA Annual Meeting, 2007.

10.   Peterson K, Lee JA, Hovda LR. Phenylpropanolamine toxicosis in dogs: 170 cases (2004-2009). Abstract presentation, IVECCS, 2010.

11.   Gray S, Lee JA, Hovda L, Brutlag AG. Zinc phosphide rodenticide toxicity in dogs: 362 cases (2004-2009). Abstract presentation, IVECCS, 2010.

12.   Khorzad S, Lee JA, Whelan M, et al. Baclofen toxicosis in dogs and cats: 145 cases (2004-2010). Abstract presentation, IVECCS, 2011.

13.   Lancaster AR, Lee JA, Hovda LR, et al. Sleep aid toxicosis in dogs: 317 cases (2004-2010). Abstract presentation, IVECCS, 2011.

 Books

It's a Dog's Life... but It's Your Carpet: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Four-legged Friend. Three Rivers Press, a subsidiary of Random House. Copyright 2008.

It's a Cat's World... You Just Live In It: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Furry Feline.  Three Rivers Press, a subsidiary of Random House. Copyright 2008.

Osweiler G, Hovda L, Brutlag, A, Lee JA. The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. Wiley-Blackwell. Copyright 2011.

Lee JA, Powell L. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice Emergency Medicine. Copyright 2013.

 

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