Michelle Lapera
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Dr. Michelle Lapera

VMD

Professional information

Designation
  • Veterinarian, VMD
About Vet

Dr. Michelle Lapera was born and raised in New York. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware, where she studied Animal Science and Biology. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (VMD) at the University of Pennsylvania and has been practicing in northern Virginia for the past 9 years, treating dogs and cats. Her areas of interests include: preventative medicine, emergency medicine, dentistry, and surgery. Her goal is to provide quality care for each pet and their family.

Outside of work, Dr. Lapera enjoys hiking and traveling. She has 4 dogs-a 13 year old Husky named Bella, a 7 year old Lab mix named Chance, a 3 year old Collie mix named Marbles, and a Husky puppy named Mika.

Location
  • Falls Church, VA, US
Spoken languages
  • English
Species treated
  • Dogs (Canine)
  • Cats (Feline)
Areas of interest
  • End of life/Hospice care
  • Behavior
  • Dentistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiology
  • Parasitology
  • Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency
  • Neurology
  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology
  • Nutrition
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pharmacology
  • Preventive
  • Soft Tissue
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Toxicology
  • Oncology
Licenses
  • Virginia, US
Capabilities
  • Consult on diet, nutrition & exercise
  • Consult on general health & wellness
  • Consult on behavioral issues
  • Navigating nutrition from the new baby to the senior pet
  • Optimizing your new puppy or kitten experience
  • Tips and tricks on pet grooming techniques
  • Pet training, house training and litter box training

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