Dr. Rapoport graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. He completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He then returned to Wisconsin to perform a cardiology residency, which he completed in 2003. He worked in private practice in Michigan for one year followed by four years at the Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2009 he took a faculty position at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. There he is involved in the Great Ape Heart Project based at Zoo Atlanta, as well as other clinical research projects in the area of small animal cardiology.