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.