Dr. Nichollette Rider
Dr. Nichollette Rider Graduated from Iowa State University with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She moved to the Quad Cities where she practiced for 3 years in private practice with Drs. Bordner and Turner but then decided to pursue her passion for shelter medicine. She was then hired on at Quad City Animal Welfare Center as the shelter veterinarian. She remained there for three years overseeing the surgical and medical care for the shelter animals and animal companions of the public at the wellness clinics and the spay & neuter clinic. After serving in both a high-end private clinical setting and in shelter medicine, she decided to marry her two passions to try and serve the public with a lower cost surgery, medical and dental practice.
She has a special interest in pain management, feline internal medicine, and enjoys soft tissue surgery. She also really enjoys cytology and can frequently be found at the microscope oohing and aahing.
She spends her time away from the clinic with her husband and daughter and their menagerie of animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, pigeon…yes, pigeon). She loves spending time outside with her chickens and goats and enjoys gardening, reading, and cooking and is a bit of a foodie.