About Vision Veterinary Imaging, Nashville, TN

Dr. William Lee, DVM, DACVR

Dr. Lee was born and raised in Memphis, TN. He earned his DVM degree from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery followed by an internship in veterinary diagnostic imaging at Mississippi State University. After finishing a veterinary radiology residency at North Carolina State University in 2009, Dr. Lee worked as a clinical instructor at North Carolina State University. During his training, Dr. Lee received the American College of Veterinary Radiology Student Award and the American College of Veterinary Radiology Resident Research Grant Award.

Dr. Lee is trained in veterinary radiography, ultrasonography, echocardiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine; he works with small and large animals as well as exotic species.

He is grateful to be back home in Tennessee with his wife, two sons, dog and cat. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, fishing, and mountain biking.

Curriculum Vitae

William Robert Lee, DVM, DACVR

Clinical Instructor, Diagnostic Imaging North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine 4700 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, NC 27695 Email:

Education

  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology; North Carolina State University; 2009
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine; 2000-2004
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Major: Animal Science/Pre-Vet; 1996-2000

Refereed Publications

  • The effects of iohexol administration on 99mTcO4 thyroid scintigraphy in normal cats. Lee W, Berry C, Pease A. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound. 2010; 51(2): 182-185.
  • Isolation of Bartonella vinsonii subsp berkhoffii genotype II from a cat with recurrent osteomyelitis. Varanat M, Travis A, Lee W, Maggi R, Bissett S, Linder K, Breitschwerdt E. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2009; 23:1273-1277.
  • In vitro efficacy of a polyhexamethylene biguanide-impregnated gauze dressing against bacteria found in veterinary patients. Lee W, Tobias K, Bemis D, Rohrbach B. Journal of Veterinary Surgery. 2004;33(4): 404-411.
  • Identifying the cause of acute respiratory distress and coughing in a Toy Poodle. Lee W, Tyler J. Veterinary Medicine. 2007;102(1): 16-20.

Funded Grants

  • The effects of iohexol administration on 99mTcO4 thyroid scintigraphy in normal cats. Lee W, Berry C, Pease A. ACVR Resident Research Award, $4,944. January 2008.
  • Ultrasound-guided cerebrospinal fluid collection from the cerebellomedullary cistern in the canine. Lee W, Kern M, Baravik E, Shores A, Garma A. Mississippi State CVM Internal Competitive Grant Program, $1500. September 2004.
  • Antibacterial effects of polyhexamethylene biguanide bandage material. Lee W, Tobias K, Beemis D. Tyco-Kendall Corporation, $1574. July 2002.

Published Abstracts

  • The effects of iohexol administration on 99mTcO4 thyroid scintigraphy in normal cats. Lee W, Berry C, Pease A. ACVR Forum Abstracts. Veterinary Radiology and ultrasound. October 2008.
  • Ultrasound-Guided Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection from the Cerebellomedullary Cistern in the Canine. Lee W, Kern M, Baravik E, Shores A, Garma A. ACVIM Forum Abstracts. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. May/June 2006.
  • Efficacy of Kerlix A.M.D. gauze dressing as a barrier against nosocomial bacteria found in veterinary patients. Lee W, Tobias K, Beemis D, Rohrbach B. Proceedings of the Second Annual Meeting of the Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery, June 2003.

Honors and Awards

  • American College of Veterinary Radiology Resident Research Award, 2008
  • American College of Veterinary Radiology Senior Student Award, 2004
  • Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine, 2004
  • Frank and Patsy Borthick Scholarship, 2003-2004
  • Devault-Watts Scholarship Fund, 2003
  • Nestle Purina Award for Excellence in Companion Animal Nutrition, 2002
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2002
  • Bicentennial Scholarship, 1996-2000
  • McClanahan Agricultural Semi-finalist Scholarship, 1996
  • Honors Program at UTK, 1996-2000
  • American Society of Animal Science Scholarship Award, 1998
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society Outstanding Freshman Award, 1998

Current Research

  • Comparison of Surgical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Dogs with Intervertebral Disk Herniation. Gallagher R., Olby N., Lee W. North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation of Progressive Hemarthrosis in Canine Hemophilia. Monahan P., Lee W. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Disciplinary Interests

  • Multislice Helical CT, CT Angiography, Vascular Ultrasonography, MRI

Invited Lectures

  • Multislice Helical Computed Tomographic Angiography. North Carolina State University. December 2008. North Carolina Veterinary Conference. November 2009.
  • Computed Tomographic Diagnosis of Pulmonary Thromboembolism. North Carolina State University. January 2009.
  • Feline Thyroid Scintigraphy and the Effects of Iodinated Contrast Medium. North Carolina State University. March 2008.
  • Ultrasound-Guided Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection from the Cerebellomedullary Cistern in the Canine. College-wide research presentation. Mississippi State University. May 2005.
  • Sliding Hiatal Hernia in a Cat with Laryngeal Paralysis: Radiographic Diagnosis and Clinical Significance. Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association, Winter Conference: Radiology Continuing Education Category. February 2006.

Teaching

  • Ultrasound and the Acute Abdomen. Lecture given to emergency rotation interns. North Carolina State University. Fall 2009.
  • Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging. Lecture given to veterinary anatomy students. North Carolina State University. Fall 2009.
  • Film/Screen Imaging Physics. Lecture given to senior radiology students. North Carolina State University. 2008-2009.
  • Digital Imaging Physics. Lecture given to senior radiology students. North Carolina State University. 2008-2009.
  • Basic and Advanced Abdominal Ultrasound Continuing Education Wet Labs. Given to practicing veterinarians. North Carolina State University. Fall 2006.
  • First Year Anatomy Laboratory. Assistant teaching of Freshman veterinary anatomy students. North Carolina State University. Fall 2006.
  • Radiology Student Rounds. Given to Junior students. North Carolina State University. Fall 2006.
  • Introduction to Oncologic Imaging: CT, MRI, and PET. Lecture given to senior student during an advanced oncology elective. Spring 2006.
  • Radiographic anatomy of the axial skeleton. Lecture given to Freshmen veterinary anatomy students. Fall 2006.
  • Radiation Protection and Safety: Techniques for veterinary students and technicians. Lecture given to Junior veterinary radiology students and technician students. Mississippi State University. Fall 2005.
  • Computed Tomography Student Rounds. Given to Junior radiology students. Mississippi State University. Fall 2005, Spring 2006.
  • First Year Anatomy Laboratory. Assistant teaching of Freshman veterinary anatomy students. Mississippi State University. Fall 2005, Spring 2006.
  • Radiology Student Rounds. Given to Junior veterinary radiology students. Mississippi State University. Fall 2005, Spring 2006.
  • Advanced Radiology Elective. Assistant teaching of Senior veterinary radiology students. Mississippi State University. Fall 2005, Spring 2006.
  • Common Small Animal Toxicoses and Their Emergency Management. Lecture given to Senior veterinary students. Mississippi State University. Fall 2004, Spring 2005.

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Instructor, Diagnostic Imaging

    North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

    July 2009-Present.

  • Diagnostic Imaging Resident,
    North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
    July 2006-June 2009.
  • Diagnostic Imaging Intern,
    Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
    July 2005-June 2006.
  • Small Animal Rotating Intern,
    Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
    July 2004-June 2005.
  • Research Student,
    University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
    May 2004-June 2005.
  • Veterinary Technician,
    Knoxville Pet Emergency Center
    May–August 2001.
  • Small Animal Physical Rehabilitation Assistant,
    University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
    May-August 2000.
  • Veterinary Technician,
    Shelby Center Hospital for Animals
    1996-1998, 2000.

References

  • Ian Robertson, BVSc, DACVR
    Professor of Radiology
    North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Donald Thrall, DVM, PhD, DACVR
    Professor of Radiology
    North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • James Douglass, DVM, DACVR
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology
    North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • James Brown, DVM, MS, DACVR
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology
    North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Tony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR
    Professor of Radiology
    Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dan Cantwell, DVM, MS, DACVR
    Professor, Radiology
    Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Activities/Associations

  • ACVR Member, 2006-Present
  • AVMA Member, 2005-Present