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.
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 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.
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 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 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)!
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.