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Our Story



Devotion Veterinary Care sets itself apart from other veterinary facilities with its emphasis on familiar and personalized care.  Owner, Dr. Michelle Lee was eager to seek private practice ownership because of her commitment to maintaining long-term relationships with both her clients and patients and providing her kind of care her way.  Often described as meticulous and thorough, she listens and makes sure to give pets and their people the time and attention they need.  With the constant changes in science, technology, and medicine, she aims to continually learn and augment the services she is able to provide and educate her clients to help make them the best pet owners they can be.

the Doctor



Dr. Michelle Lee was born and raised in West Orange, NJ.  Never allowed to have pets as a child, she originally wanted to become a veterinarian so she’d be able to be around dogs and cats all the time.  The official decision to pursue the career was made at the ripe old age of 14 and never changed.  After graduating from Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) magna cum laude with a B.S. in Animal and Poultry Sciences, Dr. Lee attended veterinary school at Tufts University (go Jumbos!).  With her doctorate of veterinary medicine obtained in 2004, she was then accepted to a rotating medicine and surgery internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, NJ for 1 year where she obtained a wide range of experience in emergency medicine, internal medicine, general medicine, and surgery.  After working in private practices in NJ for the next 16 years, she made the scary but exciting decision to step out on her own and open Devotion Veterinary Care in 2021.


Dr. Lee lives in Morris County with her husband Daniel and her two beagles Kenny and Millie.  Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys fitness, cooking, hiking, and meditation.  She also enjoys volunteering and tries to make a trip with Rural Area Veterinary Services every summer to provide free wellness care to underserved Native American communities across the United States.

The Doctor

the Staff


Laceitha she/her)

Laceitha started her career in veterinary medicine after 10+ years bartending in the service industry and has never been happier. After graduating with her degree in Veterinary Technology from Bergen Community College in May 2021, she worked as a client liaison for the cardiology service in a local emergency/referral hospital. Although she loved the team there, she realized she wanted to do more and branched out to see in what direction her career would take her. Luckily, Dr. Lee saw her potential and made her a part of the Devotion Veterinary Care team. Laceitha is so grateful to be working with such a smart and devoted group and asserts "the name Dr. Lee chose for her practice says it all." Her goals for working with Devotion Veterinary Care are to become the best technician she can be and to create life-long relationships with clients and their little loved ones.

In her free time, she plays on a bowling league, enjoys billiards, and loves hanging out with her friends and family. Laceitha is the proud mom to a German Shepard mix named Little Foot and her cat Tiger who will play until he passes out.


Mia she/her)

Mia is a Rutgers University undergraduate pursuing a degree in animal science with a dream of becoming a veterinarian. She grew up in a house full of animals, where she developed her love for them.  When she learned of the new clinic in her own hometown, she was interested in seeing how it would be. After one appointment with her puppy, she knew this was the place for her. Seeing how the entire staff truly cares for not only the animals but the owners as well, she knew this was a positive environment she wanted to be a part of.

She obtained most of her experience from her own animals at home.  Her family has a total of 9 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 birds! Of those she personally owns a diabetic Rottweiler named Roman, one eyed frenchie named Vincent, and a 2 year old green cheeked conure named Kevin. Along with her own personal animal experience she has been able to work on the Rutgers farm working with animals as small as chicks and as large as cows!

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