Dr. Rizzo is originally from Rodchester, NY. She completed her undergraduate degree at RIT in Rodchester and then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. After receiving her DVM, Dr. Rizzo completed a one year rotating internship at Tufts followed by an ECC residency at University of Pennsylvania. She has a special interest in respiratory pathology. She shares her home with her Maine Coon and is currently looking for a canine companion! She enjoys being out doors which is what attracted her to the sunny San Diego area.