Lee Pickett, VMD

Dr. Pickett works as a relief veterinarian at Mebane Pet Clinic and writes “Ask the Vet,” a nationally syndicated newspaper column about pet care. She practiced companion animal medicine, veterinary acupuncture and shelter medicine in Pennsylvania before moving to North Carolina in 2016. 

Her passion for client education inspired her to develop and teach a course on Veterinary Medicine for Pet People. She co-founded PetNet to provide foster care for animals affected by domestic violence, and she’s volunteered for many animal shelters, rescue groups and agricultural organizations over the years.

Dr. Pickett lives in Orange County and serves on the Animal Services Advisory Board, Board of Health, and Community Emergency Response Team, where her focus is on disaster planning for animals.

She graduated from Hartwick College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where she was awarded the Mikus Prize for “proficiency in the practice of veterinary medicine and upholding the principles of veterinary medical ethics.”