Dr. Brake received his undergraduate degree in 1991 from Washington University in St. Louis, then went on to complete his 4 year veterinary medicine degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1995. He purchased Carey's Pet Hospital in Swansea, IL in 2000 and sold the practice after 18 years of ownership. Dr. Brake joined the Banfield team in August of 2018. He has 2 daughters, Sydney, an engineering student at Auburn University (War Eagle!), and Madison, an engineering student at the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). He has 2 dogs, Bloo and Wrigley.