Meet Our Team of Veterinarians

Get to know our team of veterinarians here in Moline! We’re extremely proud to have a skilled, compassionate team of professionals here to care for your pets. Their goal is to see your companions through every life stage and be your most trusted veterinary partner. See their bios below to learn more about them. When you’re ready to meet them in person, give us a call at (309) 524-5696!

Dr. Abigail Swanson

Dr. Abigail Swanson

DVM

I was born and raised in Davenport. I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science and DVM from Iowa State University. Although I have always loved animals growing up I was inspired to become a veterinarian following the diagnosis of severe hip dysplasia of one of my childhood dogs, Hershey.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I would love to have a lemur (Ring-Tailed or Coquerel’s Sifaka). They are fascinating and adorable little creatures. I have always been interested in other primate species, but fell in love with lemurs after watching Zoboomafoo

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have two dogs. A Brittany named Ginger, and a Hound mix named Hazel.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
I love working with healthy puppies and kittens, helping animals through their illness, and the interactions I have with grateful owners.

Dr. Roberta Milas

Dr. Roberta Milas

DVM, Partner

Dr. Milas is a Rock Island native and Augusta College graduate. She received her DVM from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. In her 8 years of clinical experience, she cites internal medicine, canine physical therapy, and emergency and critical care among her favorite areas of practice. In her free time, she likes spending time with family and friends, and caring for her Jack Russell Terrier, Admiral and her Great Dane, Hodge.

Dr. John Coyne

Dr. John Coyne

DVM, Partner

Dr. John Coyne has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 40 years. He was raised on a farm in central Illinois, and graduated from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1974. Dr. Coyne also owns and co-owns 8 other hospitals throughout the Chicagoland area. He’s a big fan of University of Illinois athletics, and enjoys all Chicago sports. He and his wife Ruth have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Dr. Jeremy Hoyt

Dr. Jeremy Hoyt

DVM, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Jeremy Hoyt grew up in North Central Iowa. He graduated with a degree in business administration from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa and received his DVM in 2016 from Iowa State University. Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Hoyt had a career in accounting and finance with John Deere Financial in Johnston, Iowa. His special interests include surgeries and emergency medicine. He enjoys traveling, spending time with family, golfing, playing basketball, and watching the Dallas Cowboys. He has a very energetic Flat-Coated Retriever named Piper.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I would have a tiger since I have always had cats growing up.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have a dog named Piper

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
My favorite thing about working with animals is appreciative owners and the cases that go well. A fracture repair that heals perfectly, a diabetic that gets put on insulin and doesn’t pee any longer, a torn CCL that is repaired and the pet no longer limps.

Meet Our Management Team

Sara K.

Sara K.

Practice Manager

Growing up, our family always had a pet. My love of animals started there. In high school I got a job at a vet clinic and the rest is history. I’ve left the animal field a couple of times, but always end up returning!

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I would have an aye-aye. They are the perfect combination of cute and scary!

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
Yes! I have 3 domestic short haired cats and 1 shih-tzu mix. My cats’ names are Panda Bear, Pancake, and Puppycat, and my dog’s name is Pepperoni.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
The animals! They are usually sweet and loving and I truly appreciate all the love and comfort they give.

Melanie D.

Melanie D.

Kennel Manager

In 2000 I went from being a Travel Agent to an Animal Control Officer because I wanted to work closer to home. I have always loved all animals and never thought it would turn into this amazing and rewarding career.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
An eagle or hawk. These amazing animals are so majestic, have no boundaries, and appear to be so happy. I’m sure I could learn from them.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have a very smart and beautiful German Shepard named Sam.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
I learn something new everyday from the animals. I have observed them for years and I can now communicate with them.

Christina N.

Christina N.

Office Manager

I have always had a huge love for animals but never thought I would be working in the vet field, let alone as a manager! Puppy breath has got to be my favorite part!

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I would love to own a cheetah!! Just think, a big cat to cuddle? They are so majestic looking and I love their spots!

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have 4 dogs;  Two Huskies named Viper and Aria, a Chug named Tuxedo, and Fetta, a Chihuahua!

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
I love seeing all the different breeds and personalities of those breeds! I am learning everyday and hope to continue to grow with City Line.

Jackie T.

Jackie T.

Technician Manager

I have always had a love for dogs and just animals in general. I grew up with dogs and cats. I especially loved training my dogs and teaching them tricks. As a child, I wanted to be a veterinarian. When I got a little older I looked into different occupations involving animals and decided a veterinary technician sounded the most fitting for me. I love being a vet tech and honestly cannot see myself doing anything else.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
A lion or a snow leopard. They are big beautiful creatures that are fierce yet playful and we could eat delicious steaks together.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have a doofy yellow lab named Red who loves to eat sticks and tries to bring them in the house. I also have a black lab named Gracie who is a sweetheart who loves pets. They are the best of friends.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
I obviously love getting to see all the puppies, but I love when we have very sick patients come in who have a poor prognosis and we can save them and give them more time with their family.

Meet Our Kennel Team

Brooklyn B.

Brooklyn B.

Kennel Attendant

I love animals and have always wanted to work with them.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
A racoon! They are very cute and mischievous which I love!

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have a cat named Rue, a mouse named Rocket, and two guinea pigs named Jack and Wickett.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
How goofy they are!

Cody C.

Cody C.

Kennel Attendant

Working with animals has always seemed like the most appealing route to me.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
A dragon because that would be pretty cool, but I’d have to have one before it hatches so I can imprint on them.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have two cats named Gata and Lucius.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
Getting to see new animals and their personalities.

Alyssa H.

Alyssa H.

Kennel Attendant

I’ve always loved animals. I have a cat and a bearded dragon of my own. Growing up I always had dogs. My dog Sammy was my childhood dog and when we moved away I had to leave him and he passed away a year later due to old age. He’s the reason why I want to work with animals.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
Honestly, it would be a Sugar Glider. I have always wanted them.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have a cat and her name is Smokey and a bearded dragon named Little Dude.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
Getting to spend time with them and making them feel safe!

Craig D.

Craig D.

Kennel Attendant

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
That’s a tough one, any animal that would stay small (they are so cute). I also always liked horses.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
Kik is a Goldendoodles and Koozie is a Schnauzer

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
The enjoyment of watching their funny antics and seeing the different breeds. I have changed my mind about some breeds in the most positive way after interacting with them!

Madison S.

Madison S.

Kennel Attendant

I grew up on a farm and always had a lot of dogs. Taking care of our animals made me want to go into animal care.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I would have an Arctic Fox because they’re extremely pretty and very intelligent.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have a 2 year old domestic shorthair cat named Penelope and a 4 month old Rough Coat Collie named Clyde.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
I really love seeing all the different personalities that they have an all the different breeds.

Claire W.

Claire W.

Kennel Attendant

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
Ferrets. They are just so funny! There is never a dull moment when they are awake and playing.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
Gaining their trust enough to be able to cuddle and love on them!

Pete W.

Pete W.

Kennel Attendant

Bio coming soon.

Liberty T.

Liberty T.

Kennel Attendant

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I already have my favorite dogs

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
Yes, 2 Dachshunds, Oscar and Max.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
Their loving and caring nature, and how much joy they bring me.

Mia S.

Mia S.

Kennel Attendant

I’m currently in nursing school but I love animals! I’m interested in working with them.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
An otter because I love them.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have a dog named Tucker.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
Animals are wholesome in general.

Meet Our Grooming Team

Lauren G.

Lauren G.

Groomer

I have always loved animals and wanted to be a vet, but couldn’t handle all of the hard parts emotionally that come with the job. I started grooming right after college and never looked back!

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I would have a fox. They are the perfect mix of cat personality in a dog type body. I love them!

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
Amos – Yellow Lab
Cahill – Australian Shepard
June -The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Velveeta – Domestic Mediumhair Cat
Roxy, Swayze, and Gunner are all American Quarter Horses

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
I love working with high anxiety animals when things click and they start to trust you and form a bond.

Meet Our Client Service Team

Mekayla B.

Mekayla B.

CSR

For the last six years I have been working with animals. Growing up with pets I always knew I wanted more and this is the perfect way to meet tons of new dogs and cats, love on them, take care of them, and send them back home happy!

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
Honestly I’d rather own a farm with as many animals as possible including racoons, opossum, turtles, snakes, and bears to name a few.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
Yes currently 3 pets! I have 2 dogs and 1 cat and they are all best friends. Peaches is a chihuahua mix, Luna is a Shih-Tzu mix and Mans the cat.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
Every animal has their own personality and it’s fine to meet them and to learn new things. It’s always something new everyday. I love how rewarding my job is and enjoy going to work.

Lyndsay D.

Lyndsay D.

CSR

My fond memories of all my childhood pets and my love for my rescued fur baby is what inspired me to work with animals.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I would own a pug! I’m obsessed with pugs, their wrinkles are just too cute!

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have one dog, a Pittie/Basenji mix named Toph.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
My favorite thing about working with animals is getting to see new pet owners bond with their newly adopted fur babies!

Hayley M.

Hayley M.

CSR

I have always had a love for animals. I was the one if I saw a stray, I wanted to pet it or help it in any way I could.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I would absolutely love to own a finger monkey! I think they are just so cute! Who wouldn’t want to own something so small and so cute?!

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have a cat named Pepper, she is 4 years old. I rescued a puppy over a year ago and he has become my best friend! His name is Lucky and he is a Border Collie Mix. I recently took in another dog, who is a hound mix, and he is 11 years old.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
I love working with animals because there are so many different kinds and the experience is great! All the little fluffy ones, all the big ones, it is all just so great!

Edgar R.

Edgar R.

CSR

I grew up with animal toys, catalogs, and would always visit the zoo. I love reading animal facts and I practically lived in the Discovery Channel.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
A Hyena, they have an interesting society between themselves and tend to be smarter than the average wolf. Lion King really started my enjoyment of hyenas.

Christian T.

Christian T.

CSR

I always wanted to be in healthcare after exploring a little in college and when my future husband started farming, I knew animals were my calling!

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
British White Cows

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
Angus is a Karakachan
Oakley is a Labrador Retriever
And a handful of Black Angus Cows!

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
Taking care of sick patients from start to finish as well as meeting new family members and watching them grow!

Ashley J.

Ashley J.

CSR

I have spent most of my young adult and adult life looking for a career that was fulfilling and I truly believe that I have found my path here. Helping animals has always been so satisfying and rewarding for me.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I would 100% have a wolf. They are majestic, super cool creatures, and I have always felt drawn to them.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
Yes, all of the pets! I have our dogs Ruger the heeler, Casey our black lab, as well as our three cats Spooky, Winston and Midge. We also have fish, cows, and chickens!

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
My favorite thing about working with animals is watching the bond that people have with their pets and meeting new animals everyday.

Meet Our Veterinary Technicians

Amber H.

Amber H.

Veterinary Technician

I have worked very hard to create what I have now and this is my little utopia and I wouldn’t change it. Hard work pays off.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have two dogs, two boer goats, 60 chickens, four cats, and two geese!

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
I feel like I was meant to do this. Being able to help someone heal their sick pet is amazing. Every animal deserves love (even the ones that don’t like me) because a client is bringing their pet in because they love them. I like to be able to give them love as well because it makes a difference. Even if it is just in one patient. They need a voice and I am here to do that for them.

Amy H.

Amy H.

Veterinary Technician

I was never allowed to have animals, so I started working with them because I loved them. They provide a lot of healing energy and helped me get through some difficult times.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I have a fascination with great white sharks because they’re beautiful, scary, and rule the ocean!

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have three pets. A Border Collie mix named Monkey, a one eyed cat named Rooster, and a 3 legged cat named Chicken.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
Watching them get better.

Kaiah M.

Kaiah M.

Veterinary Assistant

After being a kennel attendant here for several years, I am so happy to finally be able to medically treat animals and strengthen my potential vet school application!

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I would want a cheetah because I’ve always thought they were really cool.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have 2 pitbulls, Legind and Chi. I have a cat named Nemo and a turtle named Klyde.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
My favorite thing about working with animals is seeing their tails wag after receiving treatments that make them feel better.

Taylor J.

Taylor J.

Veterinary Technician

My family always had a lot of animals growing up so I would always take care of them. Helping animals gives me so much joy! Watching them grow or go from being sick to helping them get better is the reason I do what I do and I don’t see myself doing anything else!

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
An otter, because they are playful and make the cutest of sounds!!

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
Russell is my 11 year old rescue, Ella is my 1 year old persian, and Cleo is my 1 year old tortoiseshell.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
My favorite thing is taking care of hospitalized patients. Being able to help the animal in its time of need, to make them feel better, and get back to normal while being their comfort until they are well enough to go to their owners!

Kyla S

Kyla S

Veterinary Technician

I started college in 2015 with the intentions of being a nurse. After about 3 months I knew animal healthcare was the path I wanted to follow. I earned my vet assistant certificate in 2017. I finished tech school in 2019 and earned my CVT in December of 2020. My major interests are in surgical procedures and dentistry. Everyday I am able to be a voice for animals and that is a very heartwarming experience. I love what I do!

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I would have otters because they are adorable when they swim around. I could watch them play all day.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have 2 rescue dogs – Annie is a senior heeler mix and Dewey is a young pitbull mix. I also have 3 cats, Arlo, Irie and Cole!

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
My favorite thing about working with animals is the relationship I form with them. It’s a great feeling to hear a patient I just adore is coming in for annual visits or boarding, tech appointments, etc. I enjoy telling owners about how great their pet is!
I am always sad to see our patients unwell, but when they are sick I love spending time with them in the hospital and taking care of them.

Courtney S.

Courtney S.

Veterinary Assistant

Working in the veterinary field is always what I have wanted to do I was fortunate enough to gain a position with City Line as a kennel attendant in 2017. Eventually, I was able to take on the task of managing the Kennels department and then working in our treatment area as a veterinary assistant. I still cannot picture myself doing anything else!

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
A red panda because they are adorable and would likely be very mischievous and funny to have around.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
My 3 very best friends include my: 2 red dachshunds named Sophie and Coco; and a domestic shorthair named Maci Mae.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
My favorite thing about working with animals is when I know I have helped improve their quality of life, as well as ease the worry of the pet parent that loves them. I also really enjoy how veterinary medicine is a ‘team sport’, having an awesome team of veterinary professionals to share the successes with makes them that much sweeter.

Meet Our Room Assistants

Abigail B.

Abigail B.

Pharmacy Technician

I got into this career after being a body piercer. I’ve stayed in it because I love helping pets in need.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I would like to have a capybara, they are notorious for getting along with practically any species. They are just giant, chill, rodents.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have a small blue pitbull named Jolene, a large red pitbull named Mama, Marty and Jim the cats. They are all rescues! Jolene and Jim were rescued and adopted from work.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
I love contributing to something bigger than myself, the care for the health and safety of those who can’t stand up for themselves.

Kerry D.

Kerry D.

Room Assistant

I have always loved animals and have been volunteering at shelters since I was 12. I then interned at Bloomingdale Animal Hospital and was sold. Now I am going to vet school!

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I would love to own an aviary and rescue birds.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have a large orange cat named Mr. Mow

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
I love having my favorite patient’s remember me and get excited to see me!

Beca R.

Beca R.

Room Assistant

I’ve always wanted to work with animals. One of the best managers I’ve ever had here has encouraged me to keep pushing. Now I am in treatment and loving it!

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
An elephant! They’re wise, absolutely breath-taking, and goofy.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I own 3 cats; Tumbles who is 10, Larry, who is 1.5 years old, and Pablo the Tripod who is only 9 months old!

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
I love puppy breath! But I love when a nervous dog or cat allows me to pet them or relaxes around me. It makes me feel like they know I’m trying to help, not harm.

Madeline W.

Madeline W.

Room Assistant

I love the bond and attachment that you develop with our patients.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
I would have an otter or a mink because they are very busy.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have three pets. Oswald, a Retriever/Australian Shepherd mix, Moobell a Bernese Mountain Dog and Dean, a Domestic Shorthair Cat.

Meet Our Specialists

Sarah Z.

Sarah Z.

Canine Massage Therapist

Inspired by my heart dog Kenai, I began my canine massage journey in 2017. I studied at the Chicago School of Canine Massage, became Nationally Certified through NBCAAM, and continued to study through the Northwest School of Animal Massage. I am also a PetTech Pet First and CPR Instructor.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be, and why?
Given the choice, I’d bring my heart dog back in a minute. I’d give anything to have my travel partner by my side again. Part black lab, husky, and a little wolf-t, my big black dog was the best of everything.

Do you currently have any pets? What type and what are their names?
I have two cats, Bugg and Oliver Rose, one dog named River, and a turtle named Simon.

What is your favorite thing about working with animals?
My favorite thing about canine massage is how it can bridge the communication gap between pet and parent. Through a dogs’ body language, soft tissue, mobility and tension, I can help give words to their feelings and experience often improving their lives on a very intimate level.