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Welcome to Utah Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in American Fork,UT
Call us at 801-692-1563

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 801-692-1563!

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If you live in American Fork or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Samuel Rivera is a licensed UT veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

About Our Veterinary Hospital and Staff

Our very own Samuel Rivera is a licensed Utah veterinarian, and has been practicing since he graduated with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2009. His experience ranges from working in both corporate and private hospitals, and well as high- and low-cost animal clinics. Today, he is the proud owner of Utah Veterinary Hospital, where he provides the highest standard of care to a variety of pets. He has a companion dog named Flojo, as well as a Koi pond, in his own home.

Our team also consists of a variety of skilled and experienced veterinary assistants, receptionists, and volunteers who are dedicated to making your experience with our animal hospital a positive one.

Services Offered for Your Pet

Our full-service animal hospital is your go-to stop for all your pet's health needs. From routine wellness exams and vaccinations to spay/neuter procedures and everything in between, we do it all. Some of the more common veterinary services we have to offer include:

  • dog and cat parasite control
  • dog and cat surgeries
  • diagnostic testing and X-rays
  • dog and cat dental care
  • veterinary dermatology
  • veterinary dental cleanings and extractions
  • diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions

We highly recommend an annual wellness exam for all pets—and for older pets or pets with certain medical conditions, we may encourage more frequent visits. Wellness exams are a great way for us to get some insight on your pet's overall health, as well as to be on the lookout for any signs of potential problems. We can also use these exams as an opportunity to make sure your pet is up-to-date on all vaccinations and immunizations.

Whether it's something routine or an urgent medical need, you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands with us. We'll always take the time to ensure that you're well informed regarding your pet's health and any treatment options available to you, and our veterinarian is happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have at any time.

Request an Appointment at Our American Fork Office

Whether you're interested in scheduling an appointment or simply want to learn more about our American Fork, UT practice, we invite you to contact us at (801) 692-1563. Our team at Utah Veterinary Hospital is available six days a week (Saturdays included) for your convenience, so we can always find an appointment date and time that works with your busy schedule.

At Utah Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Samuel Rivera
American Fork Veterinarian | Utah Veterinary Hospital | 801-692-1563

161 East 30 North
American Fork, UT 84003

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Meet Our Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Samuel Rivera

    Utah Veterinary Hospital is owned and operated by Dr. Samuel Rivera.  Dr. Rivera was born in Durango, México, and grew up in beautiful Southern California.  He attended the University of California, Davis, where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Animal Science, with an emphasis in captive and companion animals in 2004.  He went on to veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 2009.  Dr. Rivera has a well-rounded résumé with experience in corporate hospitals, private hospitals, high- and low-cost clinics, animal shelter medicine, relief veterinary care, and private ownership.  Now, he has chosen to settle down to provide the best quality veterinary medicine at Utah Veterinary Hospital, in American Fork, UT.  Dr. Samuel Rivera is married to his wife, Elizabeth J., and is father to Samuel James, Sadie Jayne (pictured below), and Sawyer Jack, and has a beautiful companion dog, Flojo, and a Koi Pond at home.  He enjoys veterinary medicine, wellness and preventative medicine, and veterinary surgery.  His hobbies include exercise, fishing, snowboarding, and other sports.  He is also a big LAKERS fan!

    Veterinary Receptionist, Assistant & Office Manager

    Mariah grew up in Pleasant Grove, Utah, with a very compassionate father, who passed on his love for animals to her. He taught her how to take care of many different animals, from many types of birds, reptiles, rodents, cats, dogs and even Sugar Gliders! Mariah and her dad took Dog Behavior classes from a K9 cop, and she enjoyed using that knowledge to train dogs in her spare time. Currently Mariah is going to school to obtain a Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Forensic Science. Her dream is to become a homicide detective. She now has 2 dogs (Ace & Milo) and 1 sphinx cat (Norman). Her hobbies and interests include: learning about all kinds of dog breeds, reading, writing, singing, camping and hiking, and playing with Ace and Milo.

    Veterinary Technician

    Pending Stephanie's Bio... but as far as we know, she is planning on going to vet school.

    Veterinary Technician, Assistant Office Manager

    Kendyl was born in Murray, Utah and grew up all over Utah; she also lived in Holland, Ohio for 6 years. Growing up she always wanted to have every kind of animal including hamsters, dogs, 1 cat, 1 bird, turtles, frogs and fish. Currently, she is attending Broadview University to get an associate of applied science degree with an emphasis in Veterinary Technology. She will be graduating December of 2016.  She currently lives in American Fork with her husband, Skyler, and two dogs (Onyx and Atlys). Her hobbies include photography, rock climbing, longboarding, hiking, wood crafts and playing with Onyx and Atlys.

    Veterinary Assistant

    Millie grew up in Pleasant Grove city. She learned to love and care for all types of animals all throughout growing up by watching her fathers love for animals. Millie enjoys playing with her puppy, Kate. She also enjoys exercise, Martial arts and is an incredible artist. She hopes to become a K9 Cop and illustrate graphic novels one day.

    Veterinary Technician

    Kiara was born in Phoenix, AZ. She went to Broadview University to become a Veterinary Technician. She has two dogs, six birds and three goldfish. When she is not busy with work, you will find her watching movies, taking naps and being artistic. She looks forward to graduating and becoming a certified Veterinary Technician

    Veterinary Technician

    Dakota is too busy with her husband, her cute baby Cooper, and her 3 dogs to submit a bio. This will have to do for now.

  • Bruna Santos Neves Ramos
    Former Veterinary Student International Extern

    She's gone back to Brazil as of March 13, 2017... We'll miss her!


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I cannot say enough about the staff here! They were so kind and patient with me and AMAZING with my dog."
    Kelley S
  • "Loved our visit and all the staff... all my questions were answered and my baby was well taken care of!"
    Jennifer H
  • "I've taken my dogs there for a couple years now and Dr. Sam and his staff run a top quality clinic!"
    Joseph B

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