Dr. Soares is AAHA’s 2016-2017 president. In 2007, Dr. Soares established her own practice, Macungie Animal Hospital, where she serves as owner and medical director. Her practice was presented with the AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year Award in 2013, and has grown to include five full-time veterinarians. Macungie Animal Hospital offers an educational lecture series, youth activities, and shadowing opportunities for those interested in animal medicine. Dr. Soares has been published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and has served as a lecturer for multiple veterinary conferences.