|Monday||8:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 5:30pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 5:30pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 5:30pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 5:30pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 5:30pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 12:00pm|
- Walk In Service
- An Appointment is Never Needed!
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
We are committed to providing the best services possible to help your pet live a long and happy life. This commitment to the well being of your pet includes upgraded equipment such as x-ray equipment and an in-house lab that will help us give a prompt diagnosis and quick treatment to each patient.
Our hospital is easily accessible and is convenient to residents in Rock Island, Moline, Milan, Davenport and Bettendorf.
The Rock Island Animal Hospital is a walk in clinic. We ask that you try to be here 30 minutes prior to closing time. Emergency patients will be seen first. Any procedure requiring anesthesia will be done by appointment only.
Examination by observation using all 5 senses, history and appropriate testing leads us to a treatment plan for a variety of patient illnesses such as organ failure, injury, infections, parasites, dental and other diseases. We see dogs, cats and some pocket pets.
In addition to spays, neuters and declaws, we routinely perform injury repair, tumor removal, diagnostic (biopsy), gastrointestinal and urinary tract procedures.
As there are many modalities available, we choose an anesthesia protocol based on the procedure and the specific needs of the patient. We use current philosophies that include preemptive analgesia, multimodal drug combinations and local/regional analgesic blocks. Patients receive intravenous catheters and fluids appropriate for their needs. We use isoflurane inhalant anesthetic. Current anesthesia monitoring equipment is used including E.K.G, non-invasive blood pressure, pulse oximetry, temperature and caponmetry. Qualified technicians/assistants monitor and record patient’s parameters while they are anesthetized. Recovery includes quiet environment with warming equipment and continual monitoring. Patients are evaluated and treated regularly for post operative needs including pain management.
Though patients can fail to exhibit pain after surgery, we believe that pain accompanies most procedures. We treat all surgical patients appropriately for pain before and following the procedure. Our goal is the minimize stress and discomfort that can be present prior to surgical/diagnostic procedures and during the recovery period. We also offer pain management consultations for patients with chronic pain due to osteoarthritis, cancer and other ongoing conditions.
Our in-house cell counter and chemistry equipment allow us to do routine blood and urine evaluations and have results within 30 minutes. This helps us to understand the patients needs and to administer therapy right away.
Our upgraded equipment allows us to have radiographic views within minutes and gives us the ability to diagnose and begin treatment quickly.
Our new dental equipment for scaling, polishing and dental x-ray for tooth and bone evaluation, gives us the ability to provide a dental care program to preserve and enhance a very important part of our patient’s long term health.
If there is a condition presented that we are unable to adequately define or treat, we have a network of referral opportunities locally, regionally and at the University levels that we can rely on for help in diagnosing and/or treating that condition.
Many conditions can be treated or assisted in therapy by special foods developed specifically for ailments and diseases. We carry a full line of Prescription foods that are designed for special needs.
End of Life:
Yes, that sad and painful day will come even though we would like to not think of it. We do our very best to promote and provide for a long, healthy life, but when the end comes we, again, try our very best to provide a kind and dignified end that takes into consideration the patient and the patient’s family.
We offer cremation services for individual pets, with return of ashes in an attractive urn, or group cremation services.
Dr. Elizabeth Narske
Dr. Elizabeth Narske 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.
Dr. Jill Rigg
Dr. Rigg 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, children and 2 dogs, Oscar and Moxie.