Dr. Makarenko is a foreign veterinary graduate, born and raised in Russia. She has been interested in becoming a veterinarian since she was a teenager, and has worked as a dog trainer, a veterinary technician, and after graduating from veterinary university in Russia and going through evaluation process in the USA, she got her license and joined Banfield in 2017. Dr. Makarenko is interested in preventive care and well-being of pets, behavioral science, reproductive health, internal medicine and soft tissue surgeries. When not working, Dr. Makarenko enjoys outside activities and car traveling across the country, swimming, jogging and hanging out with her husband and daughter. She shares her house with an adorable Labrador dog, a cat, and a ball python snake.