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Dr. Carine Laporte, VMD

Dr. Carine Laporte was born and raised in New York. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. After graduation, Dr. Laporte participated in research at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) that focused on human cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Laporte completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Following veterinary school, Dr. Laporte completed a year-long internship at Texas A&M University, where one of her primary roles was to help teach fourth-year veterinary students in various veterinary specialties, including dermatology. She completed a three-year residency in veterinary dermatology with Dermatology for Animals and became a board-certified veterinary dermatologist in 2017. Dr. Laporte remains dedicated to the combination of teaching, research, and clinical practice in order to advance the profession of veterinary medicine. She was a recipient of the Peter J. Ihrke Resident Research Award during her residency. She has had the opportunity to author and co-author book chapters and several published articles both in the field of human cardiothoracic surgery and in the field of veterinary dermatology and pharmacology. Over the years, Dr. Laporte has had a large family of pets, including two black gerbils, three cats, an Australian Kelpie dog, numerous fish, a parakeet, several pet rats, and two albino African clawed frogs. Her current animal family includes two dogs named Linus and Saian, a cat named Mina, and a tortoise named Shelldon.

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