Dr. Riva Wolkow
Dr. Riva Wolkow is the proud owner of Belle Isle Animal Hospital. She graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary School and spent four years working at a large hospital in Alpharetta that practiced high-quality medicine before fulfilling her dream of taking over Belle Isle. She started Belle Isle with the idea that she would never recommend anything that she wouldn’t do for her own pet.
Dr. Sydney Carr
Dr. Carr is originally from Chattanooga, TN, and attended the University of Kentucky for undergraduate studies, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. From there she went on to attend veterinary school at Auburn University, graduating as part of the Class of 2019. She is also Fear Free Certified. Her areas of interest are soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and dermatology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog Livvy and cheering on the Braves and Atlanta United.
Dr. Ries Reinstein
Dr. Reinstein grew up in Sandy Springs, GA. She graduated from the University of Georgia receiving both her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 2018 and DVM in 2022, making her a proud Double Dawg! She has a special interest in dentistry, surgery, and oncology. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her dog, Dave, and cat, Rickie.
Dr. Desiree Taylor
Dr. Desiree Taylor was born and raised in South Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia for undergraduate and veterinary school. After graduation, she moved to Oregon where she practiced for 8 years. Dr. Taylor loves being a source for high quality medicine for her patients as well as education and communication for their owners. Dr. Taylor enjoys soft tissue surgery, wellness care, behavior, ophthalmology, and pain management. While she wonders what “free time” is, she enjoys reading a good book, traveling, spending time with her family, and loves being near water.
Jennifer Port – Veterinary Technician
Jennifer Port graduated from the University of Florida with a master’s degree in middle school science education. After teaching for 3 years, she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She has been a tech for 12 years and became a registered tech in 2006. She lives in Alpharetta with her dogs Loki and Sachi and her kitty named Yoshi. She enjoys playing soccer in her spare time and mountain biking.
Katrina Carr – Veterinary Technician
Katrina Carr moved to Atlanta from Connecticut 8 years ago. She interned at Belle Isle before graduating from Gwinnett Tech with a degree as a veterinary technician. We loved her so much that we hired her immediately. She has 2 pitbulls at home named Diva and Boba along with two beautiful twins, Daniella and Delilah!
Tiffany Braxton – Veterinary Technician
Tiffany grew up in Atlanta and has been with Belle Isle since 2016. She started as a kennel assistant and is now a wonderful veterinary technician. She lives in Marietta with her dog Gracie, her cat Bly Bunny and her rooster Alfredo.
Laura Lyon – Practice Manager and Veterinary Technician
Laura is an Atlanta native who currently resides in Decatur. She grew up rescuing a variety of animals and has always had an enthusiasm for animal care. She loves spending time with her two rescue kitties and has a passion for music.