Mariela Rivas Dipre



Mariela joined us in 2020 as a vet assistant. Mariela was born in the Dominican Republic and lived in Colombia for more than 10 years. She graduated with a DVM degree in 2016 from the Universidad de La Salle in Bogota, Colombia and worked as a veterinarian for four years in different countries in Latin America. Her DVM degree is not yet valid in the United States, so Mariela is working to earn her Veterinary Technician degree, and eventually validate her DVM degree to specialize in Small Animal Internal Medicine and surgery.

In the summer of 2023, Mariela completed the veterinary technology program and has successfully become licensed in North Carolina as a Registered Veterinary Technician.

“I love animals and above all, I care for the health and wellbeing of my patients. English might not be my first language, but that doesn’t matter because the love we have for our pets is universal.”


Veterinary Specialty Hospital
North Raleigh 919-861-0109
Cary 919-233-4911
Quail Corners 919-876-0739
NCSU Vet Hospital 919-513-6500


Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Patients are seen by house-call appointment only. Please call or email to schedule.