Dr. Pedro Rivera was born in Munich, Germany. He was raised in Puerto Rico, and attended Purdue University for both his undergraduate and veterinary degree. After graduation he returned to Puerto Rico to practice, then moved back to Indiana to work in private practice before starting the Healing Oasis Veterinary Hospital in Sturtevant, Wisconsin with his wife Michelle in 1993.
Dr. Rivera earned a certificate of completion from the Options for Animals Veterinary Chiropractic program in 1998. He also completed advanced training at Options as well. He has also studied Chiropractic Neurology from the Carrick Institute and is a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology, the only veterinarian to do so. He is also a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Rivera and Michelle established the Healing Oasis Wellness Center in 1998. The school has both a Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy as well as a Veterinary Massage and Rehabilitation programs that are nationally accredited. Dr. Rivera is also on Faculty at the Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Centre in Ontario, Canada as well as the Backbone Academy for Veterinary Chiropractic and Healing Arts in Sittensen, Germany. He also has extensive experience as both a national and international speaker.