Dr. Rigg was raised caring for many different pets including dogs, cats, small mammals, birds, fish, snakes, other reptiles and amphibians as well as farm animals, horses and wildlife. With these experiences, she saw a variety of infectious ailments and injuries that created her interest in preventive medicine, good nutrition and balanced exercise. She achieved her BS in Zoology from the University of Maryland where she earned the University President’s Honor. Dr. Rigg received her DVM from the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After her extended externship, she went to Zimbabwe and Zambia to pursue disease investigations. While there, she participated in an investigation of diseased captive crocodiles and also an outbreak of hemorrhagic disease in dairy cattle. For the first 5 years of her career, Dr. Rigg was a Veterinary Medical officer with the USDA controlling the spread of infectious diseases. Then she decided to return to private practice. In 2009, she obtained her Canine Rehabilitation Institute certification in order to further help patients with injuries, post-operative recovery and geriatric imbalances.
Certified Canine Rehabilitations Therapist, Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, VA MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland.
Dr. Rigg loves most outdoor activities, music and dancing. At this point, Ace a four-legged terrier, Cat-amaran a three legged terrier, Fiona a 20 year feisty cat and Percy the rabbit complete the household and welcome visitors.