Dr Barbara Lee has worked at the Evergreen Veterinary Clinic since 1984 and is one of the partners in the clinic. She was born and raised in the Berkeley area and knew she wanted to be a veterinarian in junior high school. At that time, her father felt differently about her career goals: he wanted her to follow in his footsteps and be an engineer. Meanwhile, her teachers thought she would excel in languages after taking six years of French! Dr. Lee continued to pursue her dreams and went on to receive her bachelor’s and master’s degree in nutritional sciences from UC Berkeley, and then graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Upon graduation, her first job took her to the Evergreen Veterinary Clinic where she has been part of our team ever since.
Dr. Lee’s passions in veterinary medicine are reflected in her service in the community. Over the past 35 years, she has participated in career days from kindergarten classes to the high school level. Dr. Lee has acted as a mentor to several pre-vet students and is very proud to see them fulfilling their dreams as veterinarians. In addition, Dr. Lee and the Evergreen Veterinary Clinic have been actively involved with the Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF) since 1985. Dr. Lee currently serves on the board of directors of NARF, in addition to being a volunteer veterinary consultant for WestieMed, a national Westie rescue organization.
Dr. Lee is a member of Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy, where she participates with her dogs' on-site visits, where animals bring joy and love to those with special needs. Outside of work, Dr. Lee enjoys traveling to tropical places where she enjoys reading, relaxing in the sun, and good food! She is married and has a daughter who is attending Purdue University, majoring in business with an emphasis in the animal industry. Dr. Lee shares her home in Fremont with her husband, their dogs, McKenna and Walter, and their cat, Kona Boy. All of their pets in the past several years have been adopted from NARF or Westie Rescue, and all of their cats have been a result of their daughter bottle-feeding several abandoned kittens over the years and always keeping one out of each litter!