Dr. Rita Rivero
Mahwah Veterinarian is headed by Dr. Rita Rivero, a pet owner, animal activist, and practicing veterinarian of many years. In addition to being a founding partner of Mahwah Veterinarian Groom & Board, she has been the owner of Demarest Veterinarian for over 14 years. Dr. Rivero treats her patients like she treats her own pets— with compassion, mindfulness, and commitment. She communicates with her clients honestly, openly, and calmly because we know that sometimes veterinary appointments can be stressful. She educates her clients at every appointment because veterinary medicine begins at home with prevention. We will teach you how to recognize any warning signs or unusual behaviors in your animal that will warrant a visit before there’s a real problem. She will answer any and all of your questions until you feel at ease going home.
Dr. Rivero received her D.V.M. from the University of Oklahoma and was the Veterinarian In Attendance with the American Kennel Club and Kennel Club of Northern New Jersey, All Breed Dog Show.
We work closely with several animal rescue organizations including PetResQ, CLAWS, and PAWS. In 2016, Dr. Rivero founded the Wanuza Pinheiro Cruz Foundation in honor of her mother, which provides healthcare to companion animals in under-served parts of New Jersey.