As a young child, Dr. Jessica Rivera grew up visiting and helping animals on her grandparents’ farm. At the age of 12 years, she witnessed a live birth on her uncle’s farm and it was then she knew veterinary medicine was her calling. It has been a passion of hers ever since, and she is grateful God chose her to care for His furry creatures, every day is a blessing. She loves medicine, problem solving and educating clients, but most importantly she loves helping pets and people.
Dr. Rivera’s goal with every visit is to listen and meet the needs of the pet and client. She has a passion for internal medicine specifically, geriatric medicine. Her goal is to make the patient as comfortable as possible while providing the utmost quality of care.
Dr. Rivera lives with her husband, Victor Porras, Jr. also a graduate of Texas A&M University. Victor owns and runs his own law firm. They have two children, Eliana their four year old daughter and Alexander their one year old son.
In her freetime, Dr. Rivera enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, crafting, fishing and reading.
It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. Galatians 2:20.
Graduate of Texas A&M in 2011 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
Graduate of Texas A&M in 2006 with a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
Graduate team leader for the Michael E. DeBakey Cardiovascular Research Program
Graduate of Texas A&M in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science.