Dr. Rider graduated from the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 after earning her Masters in Science degree at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is an Iowa native and grew up in north-east Iowa, settling in the Quad Cities after graduating with her veterinary degree. Some of her veterinary medical interests include feline medicine, pain management , geriatric medicine, dermatology, soft tissue surgery, and acupuncture.
She lives in rural Illinois with her husband, human offspring, and a menagerie of animals. Her family shares it’s home with dogs, cats, and a rabbit. Dr. Rider enjoys spending time outdoors with her bees, goats, chickens and ducks. She enjoys gardening, reading, playing cards/games and spending time with family and friends.