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.
Practice Manager at Riverside Animal Hospital
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.
Registered Technicians at Riverside Animal Hospital
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 three rescue kitties, Mila, Lenny, and Peter: as well as her ridiculously cute and hyper Labrador Retriever, Maggie. In her free time, she enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with her family.
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. She has one cat named Lucy, 3 dogs (Pax, Pig, and Molly), 3 horses, 2 mules, and too many cows/goats to name. Haley is your typical hard-working farm girl!
Jana joined the Riverside Team in 2019 as an assistant while she was attending Muscatine Community College. Jana finished her veterinary technician internship with us and accepted a full-time position after graduation. Jana graduated from the Veterinary Technician program in May of 2020 and hopes to pass her national exam in 2021.
Jana enjoys camping, kayaking, and hiking with her German Shepherd, Freya and Black Lab, Onyx. You can find the rest of her little “zoo” at home, which includes her cats (Joplin & Jiji), hamsters (Dimitri & Soot), and her budgies. And of course, her very patient husband, Monte.
Veterinary Assistants at Riverside Animal Hospital
Kimberlee joined the Riverside team in the summer of 2019 as an assistant while she is attending Muscatine Community College. She graduates from the Veterinary Technician program in 2021. Kimberlee enjoys spending time with her family, camping and hunting. She has three dogs: Oreo, Jules, and Diesel. She also has 3 rescue cats: Hank, Chip, and Clyde. Kimberlee hopes to pass her national exam shortly after graduation to become one of our registered veterinary technicians.
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Client Care Specialist at Riverside Animal Hospital
Cassie has been the friendly voice that you hear over the phone since November of 2018. Cassie has two children (Cheyenne and Lane). She also has three dogs (June, Ruger, and Pip), and one cat named Semi. Cassie is a valued member of our client care specialist team!
Kennel Staff at Riverside Animal Hospital
After a life on the streets, Alleigh showed up in the worst of all places..Dr. Dan’s front door step! She soon settled into the indoor lifestyle at the clinic. She serves in many capacities, but often takes a more supervisory role. Alleigh’s passions are surfing keyboards and comforting her teammates after a particularly hard day. Alleigh greets every patient that walks through the front door and quickly makes friends with them, big or small. Most of the time she is hard at work, but on the off occasion you may catch her taking a nap.