When a family member is under the weather or suffering from discomfort, he deserves the attention of a caring, competent physician with the skills to diagnose his ailment and the compassion to treat him with tenderness.
The veterinary physicians at Abel-Keppy Animal Hospital and Clinics have been chosen for their total dedication to animal health as well as for their professional skills. Our veterinary staff combines a broad base of specialties and advanced training with a shared commitment to quality care.
In loving memory of Dr. Ken Keppy, who will be greatly missed by his family, friends, co-workers and clients.
Dr. Manwiller grew up in Ames, Iowa in the shadow of one of America's most prominent veterinary schools. After receiving his B.S. degree in Zoology, he proceeded to earn his DVM from Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Manwiller's professional experience is quite varied and includes considerable work with reptiles and small mammals as well as dogs and cats. His areas of special interest include laser surgery, orthopedics, and reptile medicine and surgery. He is a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, the IVMA, and the AVMA.
Dr. Manwiller and his wife Rita reside in Davenport with their son, Lucus, daughter Nichole, his dog Casey and two cats named Buster and Pepper. His spare time pursuits include various outdoor interests, running, reading, and family activities.
Dr. Rall joined Abel-Keppy Animal Hospital in 2008. She is a 1995 graduate of Iowa State University and has worked in several small animal practices in Iowa. Moving to the Quad Cities was like moving home, as Dr. Rall hails from Clinton, originally.
As a child, she was always interested in animals; always trying to fix the broken or injured. Pursuing a careere in veterinary medicine just came naturally. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is interacting with and educating clients.
Dr. Rall has four rescued cats of her own at home: Jinks, Smidget, Joey and Chooey, so it should come as no surprise that cats are her favorite animal. She fits in well at the Abel-Keppy Animal Care Center and our three clinic cats!
Dr. Carolyn Ecker joined us in December 2011. She made the move to Iowa from her home state of Minnesota, with her two beagles, Huey and Louie, in tow.
Dr. Ecker earned her veterinary degree in 2009 from the University of Minnesota and did her undergrad at Iowa State, receiving degrees in both Animal Science and Spanish. Her favorite thing about being a veterinarian is "working with clients and helping them make the best decisions for their pets."
In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family, walking her dogs and traveling with her husband Curt. "I am always thinking about my next trip!"