Meet Our Team


Raul A. Rivera - DVM

Certifications: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Hills Certified Veterinary Nutritional Advocate

Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Rivera attended Mississippi State University where he obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1995. He then moved to the Brandon area where he practiced at Brandon Veterinary Hospital and at the Animal Emergency Clinic of Brandon.  In 1999, Dr. Rivera became the owner of Fish Hawk Animal Clinic and has been serving our area since. His dedication, and true loving care for the animals have earned him nominations as Best Veterinarian In America by the Morris Animal Health foundation in 2007 and 2008. Dr. Rivera is committed to making sure your "baby" gets the most complete and personalized care in a special way so that his work makes a difference in your pet's and your life.

Christopher Nalley - Veterinary Assistant

Certifications: Wildlife Rehabilitator, Hills Certified Veterinary Nutritional Advocate

Hello, my name is Christopher (Chris for short). I work at Fish Hawk Animal Clinic as a veterinary assistant. I began working for Dr. Rivera about eighteen years ago, and had volunteered several years prior to that. I usually can be found working Monday through Friday. I know the inseparable bond that is formed between you and your pets, as I own several different animals of my own. As a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, I also have several that I care for until they can be released back into the wild. I love my job and all the animals and families I help on a daily basis. I am looking forward to caring for your pet and building a lasting relationship.

Anny Chen - CVT

Certifications: A.S. - Veterinary Technology 

Hi, my name is Anny. I recently began working at Fish Hawk Animal Clinic in January 2017. I spent two years volunteering as I did clinicals with the practice while attending St. Petersburg College for veterinary technology. I loved the compassion and care Dr. Rivera and his staff provided and knew I wanted to be part of that type of team. I love animals and have always had the desire to do the best and provide exceptional care. I live at home with a pack of yorkies who I love unconditionally. I know when you bring your fur babies to our clinic you will see how they are all treated like part of our family, because that is what they are!

Elizabeth Bohannon - Veterinary Assistant

Certifications: N/A

Hi, I am Elizabeth. I joined the clinic in June of 2016. At that time I was finishing my pre-requisites for veterinary school while working in a field I love. I work part time three to five days a week at Fish Hawk Animal Clinic and volunteer at Elmira’s Wildlife Sanctuary in Wimauma two days a week. I live at home with two dogs and one cat, and have one traveling fur baby (a ruffed lemur) that visits occasionally, but spends most her time at Elmira’s with her best friends. I am very passionate about what I do and want to provide the best care to you and your fur children. 

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