Dr. Baez is board certified in both small animal internal medicine and oncology. She received her veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania, was trained there for both of her specialties, and subsequently was on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Oncology. While she enjoyed teaching veterinary students, interns, and residents, as well as being involved in the clinical research and academic community at Penn, her passion has always been in caring for her patients and offering options for treatment that provide the best outcome and quality of life for the patient as well as the patient’s family. She remains well informed on the newest available therapies for small animal oncology patients by attending veterinary specialty conferences and presenting lectures. Dr. Baez is also involved in clinical trials offered through the University of Pennsylvania as well as through other venues. She provides oncology consults for veterinarians who do not have access to specialty veterinarians. She is a member of the Veterinary Cancer Society, the Veterinary Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Baez is also the COO of Pawsitively Caring, a 501(c)(3) charitable fund at CARES which helps pet owners with critical financial need provide lifesaving veterinary care for their pets. Dr. Baez, Samantha Waibel (CEO) and CARES staff members have helped raise thousands of dollars for the fund. Dr. Baez has been at CARES since 2005, and enjoys spending time outside of CARES with her husband, two daughters, three dogs: Remy Gerard (French Bulldog), Vivienne Simone (French Bulldog), Charlotte (Golden Retriever) and rabbit, Velvet.