VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Associate Editor

Lee Palmer

Lee Palmer

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) Emergency Medicine, 2013


  • Residency in Emergency Medicine/Critical Care, 2013
  • Internship in Emergency Medicine, AVETS (Allegheny Veterinary Emergency Trauma & Spe, 2010
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, 2006
  • Master of Science, Auburn University, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science, Washington State University, 2003

Current Professional Activities

  • Canine Validation Center, Anti-terrorism Assistance Program
  • Reserve Deputy Sheriff - SWAT Medic, LCSO
  • Adjunct Faculty, Paramedic Program, Southern Union State Community College
  • Veterinary Corps Officer, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Veterinary Reserve Corps
  • VIN Consultant

Past Professional Activities

  • Assistant Professor, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, Auburn University
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, Oregon State University
  • Officer-in-Charge of Veterinary Service Support Team in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Veterinary Corps Officer, United States Army Veterinary Corps
  • Emergency Relief Veterinarian, Animal Emergency Clinic of Central Texas, Round Rock TX

Marital Status & Children

  • Married to Darci Palmer, BS, RVT, VTS-Anesthesia
  • Children: Cody and Zachary


  • Satchmo (Belgian Malinois)
  • Gimli (Yellow Lab Retriever)
  • Cats: Dixie Cup and Emmie Lou


  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • 3-D Archery
  • Weight-lifting

Favorite Quotes

  • "We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself." — Lloyd Alexander
  • "What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal." — Albert Pines

What I Like Most About VIN

I love to learn and I love to teach and I believe knowledge is too great of a gift to keep to oneself. Communities like VIN affords the opportunity for individuals to share their experiences and ideas with the veterinary community all over the globe. The end result is that we are all better equipped to serve the best interests of our patients and community.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .