Dr. Rita Sabadish joined the Hidden Valley Animal Hospital team in January 2016. She grew up on Air Force bases in Utah, Alaska, and North Carolina. She attended N.C. State for her undergraduate and veterinary degrees. She has 2 dogs, a spaniel mix named Boca and a chocolate lab mix named Turkish, 3 cats named Eli, Fiona, and Polaris, a Malaysian gecko, and an array of freshwater fish.
Dr. Sabadish is a member of AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and NCVMA (North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association).
She and her boyfriend, Ross, met when they were both veterinary assistants. Her most memorable medical case was a Pomeranian who had a severe gastrointestinal disease resulting in life-threatening loss of protein. After treatment with multiple medications and instituting a few chronic therapies, he has gone on to do very well. Her hobbies include tending to any of four planted freshwater aquariums, flower gardening, long walks with the dogs, and DIY projects around the house.