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 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-Boheniams 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.
Lisa Hatfield-Case, DVM
Originally growing up a north-west Iowa native, Dr. Lisa has worked in several states (Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa). She is a proud 2007 graduate of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Go State!
Dr. Lisa enjoys the relationships she builds while providing general services for a variety of companion animals. She is particularly interested in: Soft-tissue surgery, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, behavior, general exotics medicine, and in further fostering the human/animal bond.
Dr. Lisa currently lives in the Quad Cites with her husband and son. She currently has two heeler-cross dogs, is owned by one cat, and ordered around daily by two birds. Her family, ever-changing menagerie and Cub Scouts keep her busy. She likes to scrapbook, knit, crochet, and garden to relax.
“My favorite part of medicine is helping my patients live a better life – no matter how many legs they have!”
Office Staff at Riverside Animal Hospital
Registered Veterinary Technician
Liz joined the Riverside Team in March 2018 for her veterinary technician internship and was soon hired on after she charmed the hearts of her fellow employees. Liz graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Muscatine Community College in May of 2018 and passed her national exam – obtaining her certification in April of 2019. Liz prides herself in the time that she spends educating clients, she loves to help everyone provide the best medicine and care for their pets.
Liz enjoys her life living in the country with her two rescue kitties, Mila and Lenny; as well as her very cute and hyper Labrador retriever, Maggie. In her free time, she enjoys hunting, fishing, and riding horses.
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![/ezcol_1half_end]
Jana is currently in the Veterinary Technology program at Muscatine Community College and will be graduating in May of 2020.
Jana enjoys camping, fishing, and kayaking with her German Shepherd Freyja. Jana also likes cozying up with her two cats Joplin and Jiji.
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
Zuzu is quite new to our staff at Riverside, and we are really excited to have her.