Glaucoma is typically a disease affecting middle- age to older pets. The symptoms can be very insidious in that they may not be noticeable at first, but eventually you may see a red eye or a dila ...View Article
Sienna Plantation Animal Hospital
Hours : Mon - Fri 7am - 6pm, Sat 7am - 12pm
Welcome, Dr. Rivera!
SPAH is proud to welcome Dr. Jessica Rivera to our veterinary team! Dr. Rivera's journey to become a veterinarian began as a pre-teen. While visiting her grandparent's small ranch in South Texas, she witnessed the birthing of a goat, and was moved by the weak and fragile nature of the animal. This experience ignited the beginning of a compelling desire to care for animals. Her love for animals, science, medicine, and problem solving continued to grow as she volunteered in animal hospitals, and expanded her education. Based on her Christian faith, she believes veterinary medicine is her true calling. Dr. Rivera attended Whartoun County Junior College for two years, where she was the sole recipient of a biology award for outstanding achievement. She earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A & M University, and graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A & M in 2011. While attending Texas A & M University, Dr. Rivera earned recognition on the National Dean's List during her undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. She also received a Distinguished Student Certificate from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Rivera was a team leader for a cardiovascular physiology research project under the DeBakey Research Program. Dr. Rivera was featured in the College of Veterinary Medicine Today Magazine, detailing her accomplishments.Dr. Rivera has shadowed doctors and performed volunteer and community service work in various locations while studying to become a veterinarian. She completed her requisite externships at the Texas Equine Hospital in Bryan, Tx, and at Beard Navasota Veterinary Hospital in Navasota, TX. Dr. Rivera enjoys running with her 13 year old Jack Russel Terrier Mix, Zoey, salt-water fishing, movies, and the arts. She also loves spending time with family and friends. Dr. Rivera is married to Victor Manuel Porras Jr., a Defense Attorney for Fort Bend, Montgomery and Harris Counties. Victor is also a TAMU graduate!
Sienna Plantation Animal Hospital is a small animal practice located in Missouri City, Texas. Dr. Brian Smith and Dr. Becky Green, our licensed veterinarians, feel that your pet's health and well being is very important. Our highly trained staff ensures the best possible experience from the time you check in to the time you leave. SPAH is not only a dog and cat hospital, but a fully equipped boarding facility, as well!
Sienna Plantation Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital. We accept daytime emergency cases, and regular wellness appointments. Our practice also provides routine surgical and dental services. Dr. Smith and Dr. Green are experienced in many types of medical conditions, and treatments, so they can provide the latest medical care available for your pet.
When you choose to board with SPAH, you pet will be provided with the best care possible. Each pet receives lots of attention, exercise and fresh air. There is always a veterinarian close by in case a medical issue or emergency should arise.
Dr. Smith and Dr. Green feel the best veterinary care for your pet is good nutrition and preventative medicine. Many diseases go undetected until a patient experiences symptoms. Fortunately, through the practice of preventative health care, our doctors can diagnose these diseases before your pet suffers irreversible damage.
Disease prevention also includes nutritional counseling. Our doctors can recommend nutritional improvements or diet changes that can prevent diseases such as, obesity, diabetes, and arthritis.
Make your pet an appointment for an exam and consultation today!
At Sienna Plantation Animal Hospital we provide the best care for the best pets!
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