Dr. Varilek is from Columbus, Nebraska (which is home but Washington is way better). She received her bachelor's in animal science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated from Iowa State University in 2017 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She has been with Banfield for almost 2 years now, and loves preventive medicine and helping pets live healthier lives. It's one of the reasons she wanted to become a veterinarian and one of the reasons she joined Banfield. Dr. Varilek has special interests in dermatology and nutrition, and one of her favorite hobbies is baking for her awesome coworkers (anything from cakes and cookies to flan!). She loves hiking, trying new food, and exploring Washington with her husband, Mike. Her patronus is a beagle, which was based on a buzzfeed quiz.