Dr. Perez was born in Brooklyn, but grew up in Queens, New York. The son of a veterinarian, as a child he knew he wanted to become a veterinarian too. He remembers watching his father studying to get his veterinary license, and he saw that treating animals was enjoyable and engaging work. He earned a bachelor’s in animal science degree from Cornell University, then studied at the University of the Philippines: Los Banos Veterinary School. He spent a year of clinical rotations focusing on small and large animal medicine in Urbana-Champaign at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and then transitioned into private practice.
He practiced at clinics in Long Island, Astoria and Manhattan for about five years, then sought a clinic more aligned with his values. Dr. Diaz recruited him, and he now practices full time at Williamsburg Animal Clinic.
He has four cats: his oldest pet, Mochiiro, is a Ragdoll cat he raised since veterinary school; and Momo, Mori and Monet, domestic shorthair cats who were either strays or abandoned at his previous practices. Luckily, they all get along!
In his free time, Dr. Perez likes to explore new places, like restaurants and cafes. A coffee-lover, he is always looking for the best cup of joe and trying different types of espresso. He is also a board game enthusiast and likes to host game nights. Plus, he enjoys watching TV, playing video games and hanging out with his wife, family, friends and cats.