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Who We Are

Board, Staff & Trainers

Brian Riveland

Brian Riveland

Brian grew up in Nebraska and officially became a cold weather pansy upon moving to Arizona in 1987.  As a Board Certified Internist, Brian was in private practice with Thunderbird Internal Medicine in Glendale Arizona.  In addition to a variety of leadership positions in the Medical Community, Brian served as CEO of the practice.

As a certified dog lover as well as eternal gratitude to our women and men in service, Brian is thrilled to be able to serve as a board member of Soldiers Best Friend.

Our Impact

  • Graduate Veteran/Dog Teams


  • Rescued Arizona Homeless Dogs


  • Our Goal for Veterans Served in 2023


  • Training Hours Provided in 2022


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