After traveling the world as a scuba instructor, Cassi fell in love with caring for animals while she was the assistant dive safety officer at the North Carolina aquarium in the outer banks. At the aquarium, she cared for an array of animals, including snakes, otters, alligators, and sharks. Cassi has also been active in animal rescue and has fostered over 30 dogs. She is passionate about pain management and is certified in canine massage. After 16 years in the veterinary field, Cassi joined the Ocean Veterinary Ophthalmology team in 2021. In her free time, Cassi can be found spending time with her husband, two daughters, and dogs, Rex and Sadie.