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Dr. Jessica Lee developed her passion for animals and medicine while working at her hometown clinic in New Jersey. She continued to pursue her interests by majoring in Animal Science while attending Rutgers University. After a backpacking trip in Australia, she went on to earn her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD) from the University of Pennsylvania. During her time at Penn, Dr. Lee participated in researching genetic diseases affecting dogs through the NIH/Merial Veterinary Scholars Program. In addition to the regular veterinary curriculum, Dr. Lee also spent time abroad in China training and translating for local dairy veterinarians. After graduation, Dr. Lee was awarded a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency Referral Group (VERG) in Brooklyn, NY. Her professional interests include emergency and critical care, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Lee currently lives in Brooklyn Heights with her spaniel mix, Indie. Her favorite activities include traveling abroad, exploring good eats around the city, running and playing intramural sports, and hiking with her dog.