Dr. Lapera grew up in Rye, NY with a family who loved animals. She attended the University of Delaware and received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science with a double concentration in pre-veterinary medicine and biotechnology and a minor in biology. Dr. Lapera is a 2013 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and then began working with Banfield Pet Hospital. Her professional interests include internal medicine, surgery, dermatology and emergency medicine. In her free time, Dr. Lapera enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, reading and spending time with family and friends.