Phoenix's Trusted Veterinarians

Caring For Your Pet's Health Is Our Privilege! 

Animal Medical Center of Deer Valley has been providing exceptional healthcare for the northwest Phoenix area's pets since June, 2001.  Being one of the only family owned and operated practices in our area, we take great pride in our excellent patient care and personalized client service!  We are voluntarily accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association; being among only about 12% of American and Canadian practices who are.  We are continuously striving for excellence and achievement in our field.  Known for our compassionate care, from handling the smallest of kittens to the frailest of elderly patients, our highly trained and experienced staff of Veterinarians and Technicians stand out from the rest.  We love what we do, and it shows.  We take your pet's health seriously, and consider it an honor and a privilege to care for them.  Call us to schedule an appointment, or to ask any questions you might have about our practice.  We look forward to hearing from you!        

  • 23425 N 39th Drive
  • Suite 112
  • Glendale, AZ 85310
  • Phone: (623) 780-3535
  • Fax: (623) 780-1833
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  • Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM-1:00PM
  • Michael A. Lee, DVM, Owner

    Dr Lee is the Owner and Medical Director of the Animal Medical Center of Deer Valley. Dr Lee is originally from Connecticut but has enjoyed living in AZ since 1995. In 1987 Dr Lee received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in Biology. He then continued his studies at Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine, where he was able to combine his lifelong love of the sciences with that of animals, graduating with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1993. After he completed an intensive internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Dr Lee made his way back out west. He worked at two private practices as an associate before he decided to open Animal Medical Center of Deer Valley in 2001.

    Dr Lee's areas of special interest are internal medicine, endocrinology, ultrasound and dermatology but he enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery. In his spare time Dr Lee enjoys spending time with his wife and their pets, hiking, camping, playing guitar, and collecting antique New England bottles and flasks.  
    Years in Practice:
    May 07, 1993
    Harvard University, Colorado State University
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    Derek Bower, DVM

    Dr. Bower is an Arizona native, growing up in North Phoenix.  He went to the University of Arizona for his undergraduate degree where he majored in Microbiology.  He then went on to Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.  He completed a Small Animal Medical and Surgical internship at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005 before coming back to the valley. 

    Dr. Bower has been working in the valley for several years as an associate veterinarian prior to joining the team in February 2015.  He is dedicated to compassionate and complete patient care along with excellent communication with our clients.  His areas of special interest are internal medicine, dentistry, radiology, ultrasound, and pain management but he enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery.  In his spare time he likes to get up to the mountains for flyfishing the lakes and streams in search of trout.  He has setup numerous freshwater aquariums for planted tanks and freshwater shrimp but now his new interest is his saltwater reef and the many different types of corals that he grows. He also enjoys gardening, playing soccer, and spending time with his wife and two sons along with his rescue lab mix Isaac. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
    University of Arizona, Colorado State University
  • Lynnette Lee

    Practice Manager
    Lynnette is our Practice Manager. She manages all administrative aspects of the business including marketing, human resources, supplies/inventory, community outreach, and accounting. Lynnette is originally from Nebraska, but has lived in the valley since 1994. In June 2001, Dr Lee and Lynnette opened Animal Medical Center of Deer Valley together. Prior to the veterinary world, Lynnette had a career in the hotel industry providing marketing for hotels and tour companies. She honed her skills in marketing as well as customer service there. She always loved animals and has truly fallen in love with the veterinary industry, enjoying all aspects of her role here. She is proud of our excellent and dynamic team! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with Dr Lee and their many pets, traveling, trying out new recipes, and reading.
    Years in Practice:
    May 07, 2001
    Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Diane

    Client Care Representative
    Diane has been with our practice since January 2008.  Diane is originally from the Chicago area, but in 2007 she and her husband decided to leave the cold weather behind and move to Phoenix .  Diane has always worked in a medical office, human or veterinary.  She enjoys the bond she develops with our clients, as well as our patients.  She can be counted on to always provide excellent client service, and consistently gets compliments from our clients for her empathy and concern for their welfare of them and their pets.  When Diane is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their rescue dog Bobby.  She has become a pro at fetch!  Diane has a really great sense of humor, so we're using her Halloween picture for her profile ;-) 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 28, 2008
  • Lisa

    Veterinary Technician

    Lisa joined our team as a Veterinary Technician in March 2010.  She is originally from Minnesota, but moved to Anthem with her family in 2005.  Lisa takes great pride in her patient care as well as client service.  She is kind hearted and outgoing, and can always be counted on to provide compassionate, loving care to our patients.  In her free time, Lisa enjoy spending time with her family which includes her husband, two daughters, her son, 2 dogs Kona and Mia and 2 cats Albert and Jinx.  She and her husband are also big Coytoes hockey fans and go to as many games as they can!

    Years in Practice:
    Mar 08, 2010
    Medical Institute of Minnesota
  • Becky

    Veterinary Assistant/Client Service

    Becky has been with our practice since May 2011.  She has been a veterinary asssitant for many years, and brings experience and competence in spades to our practice.  She prides herself on her excellent patient care, and makes sure that our patients are comfortable and happy while in our care.  Becky and her husband, a teacher and coach, recently became first time parents!  Becky thoroughly enjoys her time being mom to her daughter.  Their cat Tyson is also a special part of their family ( be sure to ask her about his dramatic entry into their lives).  Becky and her husband love hiking, sporting events and entertaining at their new home.    

    Years in Practice:
    May 09, 2011
  • Brandi

    Veterinary Assistant

    Brandi joined our team in April 2015.  She graduated from Sandra Day O'Conner High School and is currently studying to get her Associates in Veterinary Technology.  Brandi brings a wealth of knowledge from her varied experience in this field.  She was an animal caretaker at the World Wildlife Zoo for several years, and has an additional several years of experience as a veterinary assistant in clinical practice as well.  She has been a great addition to our team.  In her spare time, she enjoys time with her boyfriend, their pets, and she is a big gamer!  
    Years in Practice:
    May 15, 2015
    Penn Foster
  • Nicole

    Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole joined our team in April 2015.  Nicole graduated from Sandra Day O'Conner High School and then pursued an education through ASU.  While attending ASU, Nicole worked at an animal hospital where she worked her way up from Kennel Attendant to Veterinary Assistant to Practice Manager.  After receiving her degree from ASU, she went to work in the Criminal Justice system, working in youth corrections.  After several years, she felt herself pulled back to her first love, veterinary medicine.  Nicole has been a great addition to our team, with her knowledge, compassion and dedication. 
    Years in Practice:
    May 15, 2015
    Arizona State University
  • Orange

    Client Care Coordinator

    Orange has been our Client Care Coordinator since April 2002.  He is our head Greeter, Entertainer and Snuggler.  He loves hugging and has never met a big dog he didn't love to ignore!  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
    It's a Tough Life University
    Food, Naps, Treats