Dr. Rodney E. Oakley DVM, DACVS

Staff Surgeon

Dr. Oakley is a highly skilled, board-certified veterinary surgeon with a strong passion for orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and emergency surgery. He graduated from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Following his veterinary education, he embarked on a one-year small animal rotating internship and subsequently pursued a comprehensive three-year surgical residency at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Oakley’s dedication to excellence led to his board certification in small animal surgery in 1998. He has made significant contributions to the field through his lectures at national and local scientific conferences, as well as his publications in prominent veterinary literature.

Dr. Jorge I. Rivas DVM, ECMPA, CCRP

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Rivas earned his DVM degree in 1996 from Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV). His journey continued with a specialized rotating program in surgery and medicine at UCV, where he obtained the prestigious Small Animal Surgery and Medicine Specialist (ECMPA) degree in 2000. Dr. Rivas then served as a dedicated faculty member in the post-graduate program in small animal surgery at UCV for nearly six years.

In 2011, Dr. Rivas successfully completed the ECFVG certification program, granting him the license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. Subsequently, he embarked on a one-year surgical internship at Mid-Atlantic Animal Specialty Hospital. Dr. Rivas returned to MASH in 2018, where he has been a valuable member of the surgical team. His passion for enhancing the well-being of animals led him to pursue certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of
Tennessee’s CCRP program in 2022. Dr. Rivas brings his expertise to areas such as wound management, anesthesia, and pain management, making him an indispensable asset to our practice.

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