Veterinarians at Riverside Animal Hospital


 

Dan Drahos, DVM

Practice 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 the owner of Riverside Animal Hospital since 2001. Dr. Dan also serves as the President/Executive Director of the Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities which he was instrumental in opening back in 1999. To top it all off, Dr. Dan is the Program Director at the Muscatine Community College Veterinary Technician program where he has been teaching 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 was crowned the Bar-B-Que Grand Champion at an ISU Grilling Competition! You may catch him at local BBQ competitions with his Two-Bohemians BBQ team. Dr. Dan decompresses by playing racquetball, golf, and gaming. A versatile musician and singer-songwriter, Dr. Dan has recorded several albums with his guitar and banjo and over 35 albums of European marches playing his flugelhorn and trumpet. Check out the Dr. Dan the Animal Man link above to enjoy some of his ‘educational’ creations.


 

Kelli Ruther, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Kelli Ruther, originally from Clinton, Iowa, attended Iowa State University for her undergraduate studies where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Following graduation, she worked for Nestle Purina PetCare before returning to Iowa State where she graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Her special interests include internal medicine, ophthalmology, wound care, and nutrition. In her free time, Dr. Kelli enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She enjoys running, gardening, camping, and tending to their farm.

 


Practice Manager at Riverside Animal Hospital


 

Ken Drahos

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.

 


Veterinary Technicians at Riverside Animal Hospital


 

Haley Coulter, RVT

Haley joined the Riverside team in March of 2020 for her veterinary technician internship and accepted a full-time position after graduation. Haley graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Muscatine Community College in May of 2020 and passed her national exam – obtaining her certification in December of 2020.

Haley likes to spend her free time outside and often is riding horses on her farm or spending time with her husband and daughter. She has 4 dogs (Ivy, Pax, Pig, and Molly), 3 horses, 1 mule, and too many goats to name. Haley is your typical hard-working farm girl!


 

Kimberlee Burmeister, RVT

Kimberlee started at Riverside in 2019 as a Veterinary Assistant. She attended Muscatine Community College where she received her Associates in Applied Science and soon became a Veterinary Technician. She passed her VTNE and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2022. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She also likes to hunt and boat with her three dogs, Diesel, Jenny, and Kacey.

 


 

Taylea Massey, VT

Taylea started in Riverside in 2023 as a Veterinary Technician. She obtained her Associated in Applied Science degree at Muscatine Community College. She is currently studying for and plans to take her VTNE this year. She enjoys spending time outside with her daughter and farm animals. She has two cows, goats, chickens, two cats, and two dogs.


Raven Kopf, VT

Raven joined Riverside in August of 2022. She obtained her Associate of Applied Science degree in 2018 from Muscatine Community College and graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at MCC in 2024. Prior to working at Riverside, Raven worked as a CNA/CMA at an assisted living facility in town. She enjoys hanging out with her son and husband in her free time. She has three dogs, four cats, two ferrets, and a 75 gallon fish tank.


 

Veterinary Assistants at Riverside Animal Hospital


 

Brenna Kreiger

Brenna joined Riverside Animal Hospital in 2022. She has 2 pets at home, a cat named Guinness and a Rottweiler named Chop. Her favorite aspects of working in the veterinary field include puppy visits and establishing relationships with the clients and their pets. In her free time she enjoys being outside with her son, baking, and binge watching bachelor in paradise.

 


 

Jessica Stepanek

Jessica joined the Riverside team in June of 2023. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College’s Veterinary Assistant Program in 2022. Her favorite veterinary medicine fields are exotics and small animals. Her favorite aspect at work is to help prepare for surgery and take radiographs. In her free time, she likes to read.

 


Receptionist at Riverside Animal Hospital


Katelynn Beemblossom

Katelynn joined the Riverside team in 2023 as our receptionist. She is looking forward to learning even more about the veterinary field. She was born and raised in Muscatine and has been working with local customers for over 10 years. She is married with two children and a dog named McCoy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.