Dawn Rivera

Dawn Rivera

Veterinary Assistant

Simply put, I love animals! I grew up as an only child and my pets were always my best friends. So, being able to work in the veterinary field where I can help other people’s best friends is just incredible. Working at Adana adds that extra layer of compassion by really getting to know the clients we serve.

I am originally from New York City and moved to the area for college. After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science, I moved around a bit, but something about Ithaca always drew me back. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my partner Samantha, playing video games and traveling.

In my household, Samantha and I are far outnumbered! I have a dramatic husky that frequents the Ithaca Dog Park, a sweet lab/pittie mix that enjoys a good nap, and four cats that keep me on my toes (or on the floor looking for that toy they lost under the couch for the hundredth time).

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