Meet the Team
Brian E. Smith, DVM
Dr. Smith began working at Sienna Plantation Animal Clinic in the summer of 2007 and purchased the practice one year later. Prior to working at Sienna Plantation Animal Clinic, he worked at large veterinary hospitals that focused on dog and cat medicine in Stafford, TX, and Lake Jackson, TX. Dr. Smith holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, and a Bachelor of Science from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.
He is a member of the the American Veterinary Medical Association, a lifetime member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and is a member of the Sienna Business Network. Dr. Smith has lived in Sienna Plantation since 2005. Dr. Smith has a passion for animal rescue, and performs spays and neuters, as well as routine veterinary care, for the Brazoria County Humane Society.
Outside of work Dr. Smith is at his happiest when he is spending time with his wife Sarah, their twin daughters Abigail and Juliet, their son Ian, and their dog and cat. Recently, Dr. Smith became a member of the vestry of St. Catherine of Sienna.
Becky Zachary, DVM
Dr. Becky Green Zachary has been an associate veterinarian at Sienna Plantation Animal Hospital since 2011. She feels very blessed to live and work in Sienna Plantation. She was raised in Fort Bend County and graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School. Dr. Zachary attended Texas A&M University and graduated with her BS in Biomedical Science in 1997 and then went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M in 2001.
Being a veterinarian was Dr. Zachary's childhood dream, and she feels very fortunate to have followed her calling to have a career doing what she loves everyday. Some of her special interests include surgery, wellness care and dermatology. Dr. Zachary lives in Sienna with her husband, Joe, and her 2 children, Baron and Evalyn. She is an active member of The Harvest United Methodist Church and is an active volunteer for various organizations in the community. Dr. Zachary is also a volunteer on the veterinary committee with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and loves the time she gets to spend with the young men and women who receive scholarships through the organization. She and her family currently have 2 dogs - Carley, an English Springer Spaniel and Dynomite, a Rottweiler who was born without eyes.
Jessica Rivera, DVM
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. 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 14 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!
Landis graduated from St. Petersburg College with her Associates of Science in Veterinary Technology in 2007 . One month later, she passed the Texas Veterinary Technican Exam and National Veterinary Technician Exam , designating her a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
Landis graduated from St. Petersburg College with her Bachelor's of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2010. Aside from her formal education, Landis has over 15 years of experience in the veterinary field. She has worked in small animal practices, an animal emergency practice, and a veterinary specialist (internal medicine, cardiology).
Landis also taught at the Vet Tech Institute of Houston for 2 years. Her classes included : Small Animal Medicine, Surgery & Anesthesia, Laboratory Animal and Office Management. She was also the veterinary technician student organization (VTSO) faculty advisor, and accompanied students on many volunteer / educational trips. Landis feels that educating and advising future Registered Veterinary Technicians was especially rewarding. Landis has 2 rescue dogs, Mickey and Maya, and Gracie the cat. She enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and restoring her home.
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