Veterinarian Lee Pickett, VMD, practices companion animal medicine in North Carolina. With her pets, she writes the weekly veterinary advice column Ask the Vet’s Pets. In addition, she writes magazine articles on pet health care.

Dr. Pickett is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Dr. A. Wayne Mountan Memorial Media Award from the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, the Maxwell Medal from the Dog Writers Association of America, and the University of Pennsylvania Mikus Prize for “proficiency in the practice of veterinary medicine and upholding the principles of veterinary medical ethics.” She was profiled in a Philadelphia magazine cover story on Great Vets and has appeared on television news segments and animal shows.

Dr. Pickett developed and teaches a course on Veterinary Medicine for Pet People, co-founded PetNet to provide foster care for animals affected by domestic violence, and has done volunteer work for a number of animal shelters, rescue groups and agricultural organizations.

She graduated from Hartwick College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.