Dr. Riley was born in Shelbyville, Illinois. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL in 2008, and was then accepted to the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2013 and pursued a career with Banfield. She chose the Southern Pines location based on its close proximity to Fort Bragg where her husband was stationed. Dr. Riley shares her home with her husband, Nestor, and their 2-year-old cat, Montana. In her spare time, she loves to read, to go the movies and travel with her husband.