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. As a young girl in kindergarten, 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 has two dapple dachshunds named Rucker and Currington, that are named after country musicians.
joined our team in March of 2012 and is our lead surgery technician. 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. When not working Ramsay enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and her 2 dogs- Ruca and Desi.
joined our team in February of 2013. Kalynn graduated from Muscatine Community College in May of 2012 with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. After graduation Kalynn also passed her national boards to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. When not working Kalynn enjoys spending time with her husband and pets, 2 dogs- Sophie and Melmin and cat- Izzy.
is our receptionist and joined our team in October 2014. She previously worked as a Dieticians Assistant at a local hospital before moving to the Veterinary field. She stays busy with her husband, 4 kids and dog- Precious. She also has an African Grey bird named Bill.
joined our team in November of 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant. She spent 8 years working full-time at the Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities.. She spends her free time 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.
is one of our part-time receptionists. You will only catch her smiling face on Fridays. She works full time at Maid-Rite in Milan. In her spare time she enjoys time with her husband and 3 kids, 2 dogs- Amarock, Mr. White and 3 cats- Blossom, Buttercup and Gloria.
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.