Sam Rivera, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Sam joined Zoo Atlanta as a full-time veterinarian in 2005 following work in a small animal and exotic animal practice. He completed preceptorships at the St. Louis Zoo and Bronx Zoo. He is board-certified in avian medicine by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine. 

Sam is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Association of Avian Veterinarians and Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians. A native of Puerto Rico, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology, a Master’s degree in veterinary pathobiology and DVM from Kansas State University. 


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