Meet Our Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Kimberly Crest Veterinary Hospital in Davenport! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Dr. Abbie Cahill

Veterinarian

Dr. Abbie Cahill grew up in the small town of Donahue, Iowa just out the outskirts of the Quad Cities. Her family always had dogs and she loved helping care for them. She attended St. Ambrose University and graduated with a biology degree and then went on to Iowa State University to receive her doctorate in veterinary medicine in May 2019. Dr. Cahill is a member of the IVMA, AVMA, and graduated with a veterinary business management certificate. She has interest in preventative care, geriatric care, dentistry, and dermatology. Dr. Cahill especially loves to meet new people and further strengthen the human-animal bond!

She is currently living in Bettendorf with her rescue border collie, Libby. They enjoy going for long walks and marathon games of fetch. When they are not together, Dr. Cahill can be found on the pickleball court, golfing, or spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Jake Taylor

Veterinarian

Dr. Jake Taylor was born and raised in Spring Valley, IL, a small town ninety minutes from Davenport. He fell in love with the Quad Cities while attending Augustana College where he graduated in 2007. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Dr. Taylor graduated with honors and received the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Certificate of Clinical Excellence. After graduation he pursued a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Albuquerque, NM. Dr Taylor then practiced in Rockford, IL for two years before joining our team at Kimberly Crest in 2014. His professional interests include ultrasound, oncology, clinical pathology, internal medicine, and cardiology.  Dr. Taylor achieved board certification in canine and feline practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 2020.

Dr. Taylor lives in Bettendorf with his wife Melissa, their son Christopher and their mutt Annabelle. While Dr. Taylor attended Augustana he was a member of the track and cross country teams for four years. He continues to enjoy running and has moved onto longer distances and completing numerous marathons: 50ks, 100ks, and a 100 miler.  He also enjoys watching Bears, Bulls, White Sox, and Illini sporting events.

Dr. Laura Bahns

Veterinarian

Dr. Laura Bahns was raised in the Quad-Cities. She graduated from Pleasant Valley High School and St. Ambrose University with a biology degree.

Dr. Bahns then graduated from Iowa State University in 2003 where she received both the Gentle Doctor Award and the Small Animal Medicine Award upon graduation.

She has previously worked at Kimberly Crest during high school and undergrad. She practiced in Muscatine and Walcott before returning to Kimberly Crest as an associate veterinarian in October 2010

Dr. Bahns is a member of IVMA, AVMA, QCVMA, AAHA, AAFP and AVSAB (American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior).  She obtained Fear Free Certification in October 2016.  Her interests include behavior, dentistry, oncology, canine and feline medicine, and helping to strengthen the human-animal bond. Dr. Bahns states, “To me veterinary medicine isn’t just a career but a way of life. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”

She lives in Davenport with her husband, Scot, and two children. She also has two rough coat Collies Kelso and Hyde, and two cats, Edward and Optimus Prime. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially cheering the kids on at their many activities.

Dr. Ryan Less

Veterinarian

Dr. Ryan Less was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa and became fascinated with animals from early childhood.  He became interested in veterinary medicine by caring for family dogs along with voracious reading about animals.  Inspired by the books of James Herriot, he spent time shadowing and working for veterinarians during high school and decided this was the only career for him.  After two years of pre-veterinary studies at Iowa State University, Dr. Less was accepted to the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated with distinction in 1998 and was the recipient of the Pearson Award for Excellence in Small Animal Surgery. Following veterinary school, he completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. During his internship he published the first known case report of a feline pericardial cyst in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.  Dr. Less joined the Kimberly Crest Veterinary Hospital team in June of 2000 and became the chief surgeon in 2002. He achieved Board Certification in Canine and Feline practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 2004. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Less has a passion for surgery and has limited his practice to surgery on dogs and cats since 2007.  He strives to treat every patient as his own, and his greatest professional joy is seeing patients regain mobility and quality of life after surgery.  He has over 20 years of experience performing a wide variety of orthopedic, soft-tissue, and spinal surgeries. Dr. Less has completed numerous advanced courses in orthopedic surgery and enjoys staying up to date on cutting-edge research and surgical techniques. He has performed over 10,000 advanced surgeries including over 1500 TPLOs.  Dr. Less has been performing canine total hip replacement (for the treatment of canine hip dysplasia) since 2010 after completing the Certification Program through Biomedtrix.

In his personal time, Dr. Less enjoys spending time with his wife Marilynn and their golden retriever Kula.  He also enjoys spending time with extended family and friends, and outdoor adventure.  Some of his hobbies include travel, hiking, camping, running, skiing, photography, gardening, reading and watching Cyclone sports.

Dr. Jennifer Buehler

Veterinarian

Dr. Jennifer Buehler grew up in the small town of Charles City, Iowa. For as long as she can remember, she knew her calling was to be a small animal veterinarian. Her family often shares stories of her taking care of her childhood Westies and tabby cat. When she wasn’t caring for her pets, she was found immersing herself in any book she could find about animals. She attended Iowa State University where she graduated with both her bachelor’s degree in biology in 2018 and her doctorate in veterinary medicine in May of 2022. Dr. Buehler’s interests include feline medicine, preventive care, internal medicine, dermatology, and cardiology. She is excited to join the Kimberly Crest team and start building relationships with her patients and their owners!
In her personal time, Dr. Buehler enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, their golden retriever, Nico, and their three cats, Ida, Lila, and Leo. She has various hobbies that include experimenting with new cooking or baking recipes, board games, books, photography, and time spent exploring the great outdoors.

Ashley

Hospital Manager

Ashley joined our team as Practice Manager in September of 2020. She was born in Texas, calls Kansas her second home, and now lives in Moline. She attended the University of Kansas where she studied English and Creative Writing.

She enjoys traveling with her children Garrett, McKayla and Harper, as well as shopping, reading, crafting and attending musicals and local live music events. She currently has a Chihuahua named Match, a German Shepherd/Rat Terrier named Roo, and two cats – Snuggles and Eliza.

Amanda

Registered Veterinary Technician

Amanda earned her A.A.S in Veterinary Technology in 2016. She passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam shortly after graduation and became a Registered Veterinary Technician. She did her internship at KCVH during her last semester in college and permanently joined the KCVH family in 2016. Amanda is our lead dental technician. She is passionate about internal medicine,  quality patient care and educating clients about their pets health.

She has 3 cats (Raphael, Gus, and Lilith), 2 Rabbits (Charlie and Barley), and a rescue dog named Stark. Amanda enjoys going on adventures with her wife Sammy and daughter Alice. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, longboarding, gardening, cricuting, and binge watching tv.

Dani

Registered Veterinary Technician

Dani graduated from Parkland College in 2019 with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She started at Kimberly Crest over the summer of 2018 as an intern then she became a full-time technician after graduating in 2019. She loves helping with dental procedures, advanced imaging, and working with hospitalized patients. She now has a dog named Tater Tot who is a high-energy, lovable Australian Shepherd Mix. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her puppy and fiance, going to hot yoga, and traveling.

Lane

Registered Veterinary Technician

This is Lane. She graduated from Muscatine Community College in 2018 with her AAS as a veterinary technician. She resides in North English, IA, but was born and raised in Muscatine, IA. She has 2 dogs (Benny and Habanero), 2 cats (Smokey and Bandit) and 2 rabbits (Domino and Eddie). She likes to help her boyfriend, Colton, on the farm and with his semi in her free time, along with spending time with his and her family when she can!

Stacy

Registered Veterinary Technician

Stacy began her career as a Veterinary Technician in 2004 at Kimberly Crest. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2004, and is also a Registered Veterinary Technician.

Stacy, her husband Frank, son Frankie and new daughter Elsie all live with their dogs, Abita and Zipp, their two cats Evie and Olive, turtle Georgie, and four chickens, Doodles, Ghostbusters, Lucy and Mae Mae.

Stacy enjoys going to baseball games in the summer, traveling every chance she gets, and spending time with her friends and family.

Keelyn

Registered Veterinary Technician

Keelyn graduated from Muscatine Community College in 2017 with an associate’s degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She joined the team at KCVH in May of 2017.

She has two children: a son, Dominik, and a daughter, Madison. They have a family dog named Chester and a cat named Elvira. In her free time Keelyn enjoys cooking, baking, taking her dogs for walks, and spending time with family and friends.

Braley

Registered Veterinary Technician

Braley graduated from Muscatine Community College in 2017 with an associate’s degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She joined the team at KCVH in August of 2021. She joined the Kimberly Crest team as an opportunity to expand her knowledge in advance medicine. Braley has an interest in researching and learning about pocket pets. She has a guinea pig, hamster, 3 ferrets and 2 cats. In her spare time she enjoys playing video games with her husband.

Stephanie

Registered Veterinary Technician

Stephanie graduated from Parkland College Veterinary Technology program in 2011. She joined the KCVH team in May 2017. She has experience with small, large, and exotic animals, rural medicine, specialty medicine and teaching at Purdue University and Black Hawk College. Stephanie has taken special interests in anesthesia/analgesia and critical nursing cases.

Outside of work, she helps manage Bennett Show Cattle farm with her husband. She enjoys cattle shows, baking, horseback riding and camping. Besides a herd of cattle, Stephanie has a chinchilla named Calvin and a cat named Fantasia.

Laura

Bio coming soon…

Chelsea

Client Care Specialist

Chelsea graduated from Black Hawk College-East Campus in 2018. She dual majored in Agribusiness and Agriscience.

She joined us at KCVH in April of 2019, took a brief detour to the agriculture business then came back to us in January of 2021. Chelsea’s heart belongs in vet med and has been working in the field since 2014. Her pets include her cats Koe, Ron and Blue and her horse Tucker.

In her free time, she enjoys being outside, spending time with friends and family, and shopping.

Chelsea also is our inventory specialist.

Kiesha

Referral Coordinator/Client Care Specialist

Kiesha joined Kimberly Crest in February of 2003 as a Client Care Specialist. She is a native of the Quad Cities and is married with a son and a daughter. She also has three “furry kids”, two Basset Hounds named Francis and Bernard, and two cats, Toot and Karl.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her friends and family.

Lainey

Client Care Specialist

Lainey joined the Kimberly Crest Team as a Client Care Specialist in May 2022. She fell in love with veterinary medicine after her boyfriend bullied her into applying and telling her she would enjoy it. She especially loves seeing sick patients leave happy and healthy and being able to learn more about the field every day.

In her spare time, Lainey enjoys hiking and thrifting with her family and hanging out at home with her boyfriend and blended family of cats; Flash, Fuzzbutt, Luna, Kevin and Willow.

Rebecca

Client Care Specialist

Rebecca is a recent transplant to the quad cities from Colorado. She grew up in a small town and has worked with dogs her whole life. She found a passion for dog training at the age of 12 and has continued to work with animals into her adult life including volunteering at animal shelters and being an Animal Protection Officer. She continues to train, but found a heart for Veterinary Medicine 2 years ago as a receptionist for an Emergency Hospital in Colorado, and continues to love doing her work here!

Rebecca has 3 fur babies at home that include her dog, Toby, and two cats, Private Theodore Tibbs and Chance. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with Toby, hanging out with friends, and reading.

Elise

Client Care Specialist

Elise joined the team here at Kimberly Crest in the summer of 2022. She is a Quad Cities native and a life long animal lover. After working in a few different fields, she’s happy to have found a place where she can do what she’s passionate about and learn something new every day.

In her free time she enjoys listening to music, spending time with friends, and playing with her pets. Her fur family includes a Bengal cat, Pixie, two rescue kittens, Nimue and Wednesday, and one fur-less friend, a leopard gecko named Freckles.

Heather

Client Care Specialist

Heather moved to the Quad Cities in 2019 with her husband and son. She has degrees in archaeology and graphic design but has always loved working with animals. She enjoys spending time with her family, cross-stitching, watercolor painting and loving on her two cats, Seamus and Charlie.

Alex W

Veterinary Assistant

Alex attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for 3 years before she transferred to a college in the Quad Cities for a specialized field within psychology. She got her start in the animal field when she worked in large capacity shelter medicine. She worked there for over a year and wanted to further her knowledge in veterinary medicine. One of Alex’s favorite things about her job is that she gets to learn new things every day. She is certified in Fear Free and is working on earning certification in narcotics and rescue k9 handling.

In her free time she enjoys hiking, training service dogs and traveling. She has 3 dogs- Hades, Compass and Rowan, 2 cats- Luna and Skadi, and a horse named Zing.

Eden

Veterinary Assistant

Eden graduated from Augustana College in 2019 with a Bachelors in Environment Science and Geography. She joined our team at Kimberly Crest in 2019 after working in zookeeping.

Eden has a dog named Leo, two cats named pineapple and Louie, and 12 chickens. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling.

Ellie

Veterinary Assistant

Ellie is a veterinary assistant who started in the field in 2018 when she graduated from the Black Hawk College veterinary assistant program. She was driven into the field by the power of the human-animal bond. Everything she does she does to the best of her ability because she wants every animal to be treated like her own. She is also Fear Free Certified and loves to put it in action in the exam rooms and the treatment area.

Currently, Ellie has two fur babies; Charlotte Grace a Boston terrier/pug mix and Ned a rabbit. In her free time, you can catch her watching movies, hanging out with her fur babies, or traveling.

Tabatha

Veterinary Assistant

Tabatha graduated from college in Nutrition Science for humans. However, her heart was always in veterinary medicine and she is so thankful this is where she ended up.

Tabatha absolutely loves helping animals and has rescued many animals. She also fosters parvo puppies from local rescues. She has a special interest in animal nutrition, special procedures (ultrasounds, CT, scopes, etc.), and animal behavior. She is also fear free certified.

She is married to her high school sweetheart, David and they have four children. They live on a farm and have many rescue animals. Tabatha loves walking her dogs, swimming, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Alex J

Veterinary Assistant

Alex is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program at Black College East Campus and is planning to transition to a technician role at Kimberly Crest following her graduation in May. She has always enjoyed working with animals and loves being in a career that allows her to help animals. At home she has Ollie a Holland lop, Paisley Jo a Holland lop/Angora mix, Nikko a leopard gecko, and Loki a crocodile gecko. In her free time she enjoys baking, spending time with her boyfriend, and being outside.

Rachel

Custodian/Veterinary Assistant

Rachel is our custodian that joined the team in March of 2021. She has been a great addition to the team and is known as the “hospital prankster.” Rachel and her boyfriend live here in the Quad Cities with their two dogs, Nash and Nala, who they love very much. She rescued Nala after she had a fractured leg repaired here in April.
While working, she enjoys being able to learn skills and information about the veterinary field from coworkers. In the future, she hopes to further her knowledge in the field by continuing her education and gaining more experience. While not at work, she likes to spend time with family and friends (and of course, her dogs).