Born in Hawaii, but growing up on a small farm in Oregon, Dr. Rioux had an early interest in veterinary medicine. Following graduation from Colorado State University, she practiced as an equine veterinarian at clinics in Toronto, Canada and Portland, Oregon, as well as consulted on the occasional camel when the circus was in town or water buffalo for friends. She has volunteered on veterinary humanitarian projects in Egypt, Mexico, Costa Rica, Indonesia and the Warm Springs Indian Reservation with a variety of species, as well as participated in Avian Influenza research abroad. Dr. Rioux began working at Banfield in 2018 and in 2019, joined the Palm Springs team. Her professional interests include rehabilitation, pain management and internal medicine. Dr Rioux's personal interests include coffee, traveling to places she can't pronounce, languages (she speaks 4 with varying degrees of success) and horseback riding.