Our amazing relief veterinarians travel from across Florida and the United States to share their skills, knowledge, and experience with our clinic, providing top-notch care to our patients. In doing so, they allow our team to learn from them and allow our full-time veterinarians to take a well-deserved and much-needed day off. We could not be more appreciative of all they do for us.
Casandra Budd, DVM
Dr. Casandra Budd is a graduate from The University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been in practice for nearly 14 years and has owned her own practice for 10 of those years.
Dr. Budd is a mom to two human children, Amelia and Henry, as well as her 6 chihuahuas, Great Dane, Goldendoodle, two cats, two goats, chickens, and multiple reptiles. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling, movies, live music, the beach, and fine dining. She may also have a small shopping addiction and has a huge crush on the musician Adele. She’s even been to London to see her perform!
While Dr. Budd was born and raised in central Florida, she has roots in Key West and her love for the island started at a young age. Her mother and grandparents hailed from Key West and were always very proud of their “conch” status. Having spent many vacation days of her youth in Key West, Dr. Budd has always felt a connection with the islands and an affinity for the variety of cultures, people, and activities they provide. She is happy to use her years of experience to help provide care for the patients of Keys Animal Care Center.
Dr. Debbie Marks has been practicing veterinary medicine in Florida since 2004 and moved to the Keys in 2018. She graduated first in her class (Magna Cum Laude) and received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of the Philippines. She loves working at Keys Animal Care Center with such a great team of doctors and technicians.
Dr. Marks and her husband enjoy the Keys lifestyle. They are avid scuba divers, sailors, and kayakers. They share their home with a 31-year-old sulfur crested cockatoo named Keu. They are currently looking to add another rescue French bulldog to their home.