Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Clinical Sciences
Dr. Chris Lea is a native of central Alabama and is a 1999 cum laude graduate from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
He joined the CVM in 2015 as an assistant clinical professor and is one of two faculty who direct the Auburn University Veterinary Clinic, full-service, primary-care veterinary clinic designed to provide preventative and wellness care for animals while providing senior-level veterinary students with the educational experience of running a community practice.
Prior to joining the CVM, Lea served 13 years as a private-practice veterinarian in the Atlanta area. For the past five years, he also served as medical director for the practice.
Dr. Lea’s specialty interests include internal medicine, radiology, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery. In addition, Dr. Lea has completed training in ultrsonography. He holds state licensure in Georgia and Alabama and is a federally accredited Veterinarian.