Paulo Rivera

Resident – Cardiology

Department of Small Animal Clinical SciencesPaulo Rivera
PO Box 100116
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32610-0126
FAX: 352-846-2445


  • DVM, The Ohio State University, 2018
  • BS, University of Puerto Rico, 2014

Professional Experience

  • Emergency and Critical Care Specialty Intern, North Carolina State University, 2019-2020
  • Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, 2018-2019

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society Member, The Ohio State University, 2018

Research Interests

  • Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease
  • Management of Endothelial Dysfunction in Heart Failure
  • Arrhythmias

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