About Dr Amber Lee

About Dr Amber Lee

Dr Amber Lee Avian
Dr Amber Lee with patient Ferdinand the duck

Who Am I? 

I grew up in Australia raising and breeding native parrots and from an early age realized that working with birds and exotic pets was my passion. I studied veterinary medicine at the University of Melbourne and took every chance as a student to work with many and varied species. 

After graduation from veterinary school in 2010, I began working at a small animal practice on the Mornington Peninsula. 

In 2012, I made the huge move to the USA where I undertook a one year rotating internship at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Indianapolis. I then stayed in the area to complete a residency in Avian Medicine and Surgery at the Avian & Exotic Animal Clinic of Indianapolis.

After completion of my residency, I moved across country to Boston to start practicing at VCA South Shore and later at VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital. In 2017, I passed my Avian Practice examinations through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). This is a culmination of many years hard work and study so that I can provide a higher standard of care for my patients. There are approximately 125 other specialists in Avian Practice throughout the world and I am the first Australian to achieve this qualification.

I am comfortable treating all manner of species, but my particular interests are avian reproduction, anesthesia, pain management and surgery. I have published a number of articles and textbook chapters for the education both veterinarians and pet owners. I am an active member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV).

At the end of 2020, I moved back home to Melbourne to be closer to family and friends and am looking forward to meeting you and your feathered, furred and scaled pets.

Dr Amber Lee Avian
Dr Amber Lee with her pet birds

Certifications and Membership