We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at PetCoral Resort & Veterinary. Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.

Our team makes it their goal to treat each pet like their own. They give each pet plenty of love and attention. If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (239) 673-8453.


Lorena Rapoport

After ten years working as a real estate agent, Mrs. Rapoport felt it was time for a change and dedicate her time to what she loves most…DOGS!

Animals have always played an integral part in her life; as a child, Lorena was introduced to the world of horse breeding and training by her father, who owned a Paso Fino Horse Ranch in Colombia. As an adult, Mrs. Rapoport moved to the USA and became a certified nutritionist and dog trainer; Lorena currently has a Pitbull named Simon, and a standard Schnauzer named Candy.
Over the years close friends and family would ask her to board their dogs for them. This might be for a day or week(s) due to business trips, school, work, etc. When the owner picked up their pet or came to visit they always asked her to write down everything that she was doing because they couldn’t believe the increased levels of energy, vitality, and health they saw in their pets. Lorena always told them “we are just taking care of your pet like one of the family”.

PetCoral began as and has continued to be a passion project for Lorena. It is her hope that one-day PetCoral Resort and Veterinary will serve as an outlet to help the homeless animals of the community. Starting with the Grand Opening, PetCoral has hosted several fundraisers to benefit local animal shelter(s) and/or organizations.


Dr. Thais Herrera

Dr. Thais Herrera, DVM has always had a true passion in her heart for helping all animals. She is well versed in canines, felines, aviary, exotics and even primates! Dr. Herrera is bilingual and licensed to practice veterinary medicine in both Florida and Cuba. She is Nationally Board Certified with memberships in APV, AALAS, AVMA, and FAALAS

Dr. Herrera is well certified in various areas including, but not limited to Tuberculin skin testing, anesthesia, pain management and dealing in situations of severe traumas or critical care.

Dr. Herrera enjoys working as a team to aid in educating support staff, along with owners on the best medical advisement to help our animal family members live happy and healthy lives. She is sensitive to each patient’s situation and believes that communication and ongoing education is advantageous to any veterinary team member and pet owner.

Dr. Herrera is dedicated to going above and beyond in being detail oriented during surgical, clinical, and client communication to ensure an atmosphere of competence and strength.
She feels, like most pet owners, that our pets are part of our family. Dr. Herrera has been a practicing veterinarian since 1996. She has been a resident of Cape Coral since 2011, along with her husband, 2 children, Basset Hound, Akita Mix, bearded dragon and bunny rabbit.