New Port Richey Veterinarian | Dr. Melissa Rivera | All Pets Hospital

Dr. Melissa Rivera

Hi! I am Dr. Melissa Rivera. I grew up mostly in rural Puerto Rico, where I drove my family crazy by playing with every cat or dog I came across, whether owned or stray. Since then, I have lived in Alabama, Hawaii, and New Mexico (where I earned both of my bachelor’s degrees), before moving to the Tennessee/Kentucky border to study at Lincoln Memorial University. I am pleased to say that after nearly 30 years of wandering around as an adult, I finally realized my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian in May of 2020. I am Fear Free certified and have a personal interest in exotics, behavior medicine, shelter medicine, and soft tissue surgery. I have four children: Alex, Leo, Tim, and Lukas, as well as a wonderful partner to keep me sane, and five furchildren (four dogs and a cat). Dr. Powell and his staff were so welcoming when I came by to visit that I joined the family at All Pets. I look forward to meeting you and your pets!

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