MEET OUR TEAM!
is no stranger to the Quad Cities; she graduated from Rock Island High School and Augustana College before attending the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. It was in college when she first became acquainted with the Rock Island Animal Hospital by working part-time with Dr. Tadlock and Dr. Coster. After receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Narske worked at an emergency and critical care hospital in North Brook, Illinois. Six years later she moved to a day practice in Gurnee where she served as Chief of Staff. When Dr. Tadlock retired, she welcomed the opportunity to return to the Quad Cities and the Rock Island Animal Hospital. Dr. Narske currently lives in Rock Island with her family of cats.
grew up in a small town in west central Illinois. Her love for animals came from helping on her grandfather’s farm and caring for a wide variety of pets of her own including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish and an iguana. After graduating with a B.S. in Biology, Dr. Rigg attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine where she received her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Dr. Rigg enjoys spending her free time with her husband, 3 children, cat- Captain America, and 3 dogs- Moxie, Hugo and Harlowe.
Deneen is our Practice Manager. She grew up in a small town outside of the Quad Cities and as a young girl, she knew she wanted to work with animals. She pursued her dream and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. She graduated from the Parkland College Veterinary Technology Program. She was the Clinical Coordinator at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital for 13 years, where she specialized in anesthesia and pain management. She attended VMC's School of Veterinary Practice Management. Deneen remains passionate about anesthesia /pain management as a technician and loves building team spirit as a manager. The highlight of her career was being involved with the AAHA accreditation at RIAH. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, fishing, and listening to live music. She and her husband have two dapple dachshunds named Rucker and Currington, that are named after country musicians.
Ramsay graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2010 with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. After graduating she passed her state and national boards to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Ramsay joined our team in March of 2012 and is our lead surgery technician. From 2015-2016 she also worked part time as an instructor at Muscatine Community College Vet Tech Program teaching a parasitology class. Ramsay recently began ultrasound training and is interested in obtaining her Veterinary Technician Specialty in the future. When not working Ramsay enjoys traveling to new places, attending concerts, reading, and binge watching shows like Game of Thrones. She spends most of her time with her husband, daughter, and two boxers - Ruca and Desi.
Kalynn joined our staff in February of 2013. Kalynn graduated in 2012 from Muscatine Community College with an Associates in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. After graduating she passed her national boards to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has always had a focused interest and compassion for animals. Her passions in the profession include dentistry and nutrition. In her spare time Kalynn enjoys spending time with her family, husband and pets, 2 dogs- Sophie and Melmin and cat- Izzy.
Heather is our client care specialist and joined our team in October 2014. She previously worked as a Dieticians Assistant at a local hospital before moving to the veterinary field. Heather is very festive and creative, and keeps our lobby cheery. Heather loves to interact with the clients and her favorite furry visitors are the dogs and cats with smushed faces. Outside of RIAH, she stays busy with her husband, 4 kids and dog- Precious. She also has an African Grey bird named Bill.
Janell joined our team in November of 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant. She spent 8 years in shelter medicine and 9 years working full-time at the Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities. She now shares her time between RIAH and the Animal Eye Associates in Bettendorf. Janell enjoys specialty procedures in ophthalmology and being in surgery. She enjoys cooking, Marshall Mathers and she is the clinic songbird. Janell spends her free time with her 2 kids, 3 dogs- Frank, Sister and Zoey and 2 cats- Leo and Phoenix.
joined our team in May of 2016. She graduated from Muscatine Community College in May of 2016 with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. After graduation Jane passed her national boards to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and 2 dogs- Vivian and Walter.
Annie grew up in Taylor Ridge and has never lived further than 20 minutes from home. She met and married her husband and moved back to Taylor Ridge. Most of our peers know our neck of the woods as 'Skunk Hollow'. Outside of work, I stay busy with my two daughters, my husband, and our yellow Lab, Austin. I love to eat junk food, listen to Creedence Clearwater Revival, spend time with my girls, and go side by siding on our back roads.
I graduated from Black Hawk College in 2009 with an Associates Degree in Administrative Assisting and a certificate as a Veterinary Assistant in 2014. Working at Rock Island Animal Hospital for the last four years has been a great experience. Being able to help the owners take care of their fur babies is a rewarding experience. When I'm not working I am either spending time on the track field with my daughter or watching my son play baseball. I also spend alot of time with my youngest daughter watching Disney movies and playing with her favorite books and toys. As a family we work as a team to take care of our pets which include two dogs Amrock and Mr White, three cats Blossum, Butter cup, and Gloria and our three hermit crabs
joined our team in May of 2017. She recently graduated from Muscatine Community College in May of 2017 with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. We are very happy she is apart of our team! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and dog-Sly.
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