Meet the Team

Doctors

Dr. Cynthia Fiore

DVM, Owner

Dr. Cynthia Fiore, originally from Harrison, NY, attended Boston College then went on to Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine where she received her DVM. Dr. Fiore completed a small animal medicine internship at South Shore Veterinary Associates in Weymouth, MA, then worked 3 years in emergency and critical care at a veterinary emergency clinic in Wakefield, MA. Dr. Fiore moved to Southwest Florida in 1990 where she has worked and had ownerships in 3 American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Hospitals.

Dr. Fiore has also been involved with the Peace River Wildlife center in Punta Gorda, Florida as managing medical director.

Besides taking over the ownership and operating of Heron Creek Animal Hospital, Dr. Fiore also presently works with Specialized Veterinary Services in Fort Myers Florida as a member of the Emergency and Critical Care Services where 24 hour Emergency and Critical care is available as well as access to Specialists in the area of Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology and Cardiology.

Dr. Fiore has a special interest in Emergency and Critical Care Services, Dentistry , Ultrasound and Advance Imaging, Internal Medicine and , Avian and Exotics.Dr. Fiore manages and helps operate a small goat farm and is active with cycling, kayaking, boating and snorkeling.

Dr. Teresa Smith

DVM

Dr. Teresa Smith graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, in Guelph, Ontario, in 1997.  She is both a Canadian and American citizen but moved to Florida to escape the cold Canadian winters.  After a tough year working with cows and horses at a mixed animal practice in South Carolina, she moved to West Palm Beach, Florida. The fast paced, high tech clinic offered lots of learning experiences, but  Dr. Smith found that she wanted to practice the same high quality medicine at a slower pace, and moved to the west coast.  Her areas of veterinary interest include; endocrinology, dentistry and critical care.

Dr. Anita Holt

VMD

I joined Heron Creek Animal Hospital in 2012 and am the Integrative Veterinarian of the group.  That means that I offer my patients and their pet parents both conventional and alternative therapies.  Very often this approach results in the patient living better and longer.    I have been practicing veterinary medicine for 28 years.  I did my veterinary school training at the University of Pennsylvania and after graduation came to this area.   Eighteen years ago I trained in Acupuncture and  Chinese herbal medicine at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida.  By combining Western medical practices and Acupuncture with herbal supplements my patients do better.   I am often called on to help in situations where nothing in Western medicine will work.  It gives me great joy to help pets and their people and I am grateful to have the opportunity to do so.  
 
When not practicing veterinary medicine I enjoy hanging out with my cats Frito and Paulie, my dog Sancha, and my boyfriend Kent.  I also love spending time with friends and family and traveling to new places.

Dr. Janet McCracken

DVM

Janet McCracken is an associate veterinarian that joined the Heron Creek team in 2019. Originally from
Vicksburg, MS, she graduated in 2014 from Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine
and moved to Cape Coral, FL that same year. Before that, she studied biochemistry at Mississippi State,
held leadership positions in 4 organizations, and completed study abroad courses in Great Britain and
Costa Rica. She has been practicing for 5 years, and her main interests are dermatology, surgery and
dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, kayaking, camping and horseback riding. Janet
lives in Cape Coral with her husband, Zeke, and her two older dogs, Samson and Bella.