Sylvan Veterinary Hospital
 Monday-Friday 7:30am-8:00pm, Saturday 7:30am-6:00pm, Sunday Closed

(209) 551-4527
Standiford Veterinary Center
 Monday-Friday 7:30am-6:00pm, Saturday 7:30am-4:00pm, Sunday Closed

(209) 225-9257
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Dr. Ricardo Rojas Rivas


Associate Veterinarian
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Building expertise through experience and training.

‘Veterinary medicine is one of the most rewarding and challenging careers, which is why I have a strong commitment to professional and personal growth through continuing education. Although I completed my education in Costa Rica in 1993, I proudly completed a demanding program to get my license as a DVM in the United States. I am excited to join an outstanding group of professionals at Sylvan Veterinary Hospital, and to add my energy and desire for success… as well as some Costa Rican flavor!’

Certification: Sound Technologies Certification

DVM: Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica

Associate Diploma General Managing: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico-IPAC

Continuing Education: Because veterinary medicine is a dynamic profession, I’m always looking for the most recent knowledge to bring the highest quality of care for your pet.

Keeping your pets Healthy for a lifetime.

“As a doctor and pet owner, I understand how our pets become part of our family, and how important it is to keep them happy and healthy. I strive to educate our pet owners in preventative medical care that will allow their pets to live a longer and healthier life.”

Member: American Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association

Beyond my career.

“I am involved in many different service groups: search and rescue dogs, dogs for the blind, police dogs, as well as breeding and showing German Shepherds. Most recently, I have taken a strong interest in the world of Shutzund: obedience, tracking, and protection.”

Special Interests: Internal medicine and surgery