Dr. Samantha Rivera | Gainesville Veterinarian |

Dr. Samantha Rivera

Although Dr. Samantha Rivera is a transplant from Westchester, NY, she has lived in multiple states and countries since leaving the big apple. She attended the University of Delaware for undergrad and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (located in St. Kitts); completing her clinical year at Auburn University. She was a research team member of the St.Kitt’s Sea Turtle Monitoring Network and an integral member in local and international VIDA, an organization providing veterinary care to those less fortunate.

Dr. Rivera joined our Haile Plantation team in 2016 and is excited to create long-term bonds with our fantastic clients. She takes special interest in client education, shelter/rescue medicine, surgery and wound management. She especially enjoys working with Haile's Angels Pet Rescue animals in helping them make their way to health and fur-ever homes.

Outside of the clinic her hobbies include creating art (painting, drawing, crafting), hiking, kickball, going to the beach, and taking a million pictures of her fur-children: Scuba and Saba (dogs) and Scotch (cat).


Read Dr. Rivera's Reviews

  • Dr. Rivera is the kindest, most caring veterinarian we have ever had the honor to meet. She feels like a part of our family, and whenever we have a question, or a crisis, she is always there to help. 

    Aurora A.


  • I love this place! They treated my Sofie great. The technician, the front desk staff and Dr. Rivera were all amazing. I definitely recommend them.

    Karim F.