Dr. Casarez grew up in Laredo, Texas on the border to Mexico where she found a love for animals and the importance of pet education and serving the community. She received her undergraduate degree in biology and music from Texas A&M International University. She is a recent graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating veterinary school in May, Dr. Casarez joined Banfield in August 2018. Her veterinary interests include emergency and critical care patients. On her days off, Dr. Casarez enjoys spending time with her husband, Tony, and their 4-year-old son, Antonio, cooking/baking, indoor rock climbing and sleeping!