Veterinarians at Riverside Animal Hospital

 Dr. Dan Drahos, DVM
Dr. Dan Drahos, DVMPractice Owner, Veterinarian
More commonly referred to as simply “Dr. Dan”, he is a guy wearing many hats! A 1993 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Dan has been co-owner of Riverside Animal Hospital since 2001. Dr. Dan has also served as the President/Executive Director of The Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities since 1999. To top it all off, Dr. Dan has been the Program Veterinarian at the Muscatine Community College Veterinary Technician program since 2010.

Interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine, Dr. Dan does have a special interest in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, laser applications for surgery and healing, plus current and new medication and medical techniques. He has found it especially gratifying to see the positive affects our new therapy laser has had on his orthopedic surgical cases!

Dr. Dan, an avid cook at home, has been taking it on the road! His tail-gates at ISU football are legendary, and he has been crowned the Bar-B-Que King at an ISU Grilling Competition! He also stays busy playing racquetball, golf and gaming.

 Dr. Jenn Van Noy, DVM
Dr. Jenn Van Noy, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Jenn Van Noy graduated from Cornell University with a DVM degree in 1998. Dr. Van Noy enjoys internal medicine, dentistry, and performance dog medicine.

Veterinary Technicians at Riverside Animal Hospital

Kelsie Dugan, R.V.T.
Kelsie Dugan, R.V.T.Registered Veterinary Technician
Kelsie joined the staff at Riverside in 2013 with one year of tech school left. As a graduate technician with her board exams under her belt she quickly developed excellent skills in everything she does.

Professionally, Kelsie is interested in everything technicians do, but has a particular passion for animal behavior. Kelsie has an Australian Cattle Dog, Taylor, he is a super cool guy, and he sure loves his Kelsie!

Kelsie is an avid hunter, so during deer and turkey seasons, she is busy putting meals in the freezer! After all that activity, she also really enjoys reading.

Eric Kahl, R.V.T.
Eric Kahl, R.V.T.Registered Veterinary Technician
Eric, a graduate of the MCC Veterinary Technology program, is a welcome addition to our staff. He loves all aspects of veterinary technology and particularly enjoys learning new things.

Eric has an intense interest in exotic animals. He loves all the creepy crawlies, snakes and frogs and bugs. Eric has many years experience with exotic species and currently shares his home with Dude, a boa constrictor and 3 white tree frogs, LC, Godzilla and Rockatansky.

Professionally, Eric is particularly interested in health maintenance and husbandry. Eric’s eventual goal is to get into wildlife rehabilitation and conservation.

In his spare time, Eric loves to hike and tromp around in the woods. Also an avid photographer his camera is his common hiking companion. Just to round things out, Eric plays several instruments, and relaxes by playing.

Liz Corn
Liz CornVeterinary Assistant
Liz Corn is the newest veterinary technician on our team, she joined in October 2016, and she has been a great addition. Liz has several years experience working with horses from her time in Louisiana and has worked with small animals just as long! She has three kids that she adores, along with several family pets.

Office Staff at Riverside Animal Hospital

Diane Allen
Diane AllenClient Care Specialist
That friendly smile that greets you from the front desk belongs to Diane. We are so happy to have her as a part of our team. Diane has been a long time client, and when we needed a competent and friendly face in the office we were overjoyed that she wanted to join the team. She is busy learning the ins and outs of preventive medicine and the Riverside way of functioning.

The perfect combination of pet lover and people person, Diane is a great fit at the front desk. Diane and husband Bill share their home with Lucky, their diabetic blue heeler mix. During her spare time, Diane spends as much time as she can with all her beloved grandchildren Sawyer, Isabella, Gabriella and Mason.

Nicole Harper
Nicole HarperClient Care Specialist
Nicole Harper is our newest Client Care Specialist as of November 2016. She is learning the ropes of the front desk quickly and we have started training her to help out the veterinary technicians when they need assistance. Once she is fully trained she will be a jack of all trades!

Nicole has a few fur babies herself, most recently a Blue Heeler named Jager. Nicole likes to help out on her boyfriend’s cattle farm on her time off, yet always makes sure she finds time to hunt despite her busy schedule!

Christa Bailey
Christa BaileyPractice Manager
Christa graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Management and has joined the Riverside team as of June 2016. She grew up around the Quad Cities but has lived in Muscatine for almost three years with her husband and fur-babies.

Christa has always loved animals but anything science related was not her strong suit so when she had the opportunity to become the Practice Manager for Riverside Animal Hospital, she jumped on it! Christa is very excited to help with the business aspects of the practice so the veterinarians and technicians can focus on providing the best care for your pets.

In her free time, Christa likes to do a little everything. She enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to music, fishing, four wheeling, riding the motorcycle, and playing softball, among many other hobbies. Christa has not met a hobby that she doesn’t like (with the exception of basketball, she’s a terrible shot)!

Ken Drahos
Ken DrahosBookkeeper
Ken joined the Riverside staff in 2016. He recently retired from a 30-yr career working in the credit union industry. Working in all areas of banking, he spent the latter part of his career working in operations and process management. We are pleased to have his wealth of experience to assist in managing the financial side of our practice.

If the name sounds familiar, it is. Ken and Dr. Dan are cousins. In fact they are double cousins, as their mothers married their fathers. He is very excited to assist behind the scenes to enable Riverside staff to devote more time to their clients.

In his spare time, Ken loves to be on his bicycle. If the sun is out, the wind is down, and the trails are clear: even a winter day won’t keep him inside. He is also an avid bowler, with nine career 300 games and 22 (and counting) national tournaments under his belt.

Kennel Staff at Riverside Animal Hospital

Lauren Kundel
Lauren KundelKennel Staff
Lauren is active in orchestra as a stringed bass player, Lauren attended All State orchestra in 2015. We hear she is going to participate in band this fall as well, so we will enjoy seeing her have fun with that.

Zuzu Hartman
Zuzu HartmanKennel Staff
Zuzu is quite new to our staff at Riverside, and we are really excited to have her.