Dr. Starer-Smith is a Virginia Beach native and graduate of Cape Henry Collegiate School. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Washington and Lee University in 1999 and her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. After practicing equine medicine for 8 years, Dr. Starer-Smith transitioned to small animal medicine and has been with Banfield since 2011. She was at the Landstown location for several years before moving to the Great Bridge location. Her clinician passions include preventive care, surgery, geriatric care and managing more complicated internal medicine cases. She resides in Chesapeake with her 2 daughters, Jack Russell terrier named Dixie, and yellow lab named Abby.