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Meet Our Team

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Veterinary Associates of Manning stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.


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Dr. Rexanne Struve, DVM

  • Graduated with a BS in 1974 and DVM in 1976
  • First Woman Veterinarian in Carroll County
  • Lives on a livestock and crop farm
  • 3 grown children
  • Owner of Struve Labs
  • Enjoys spending time with her family, farm, and pets
Years in Practice: 41
Education: Kansas State University

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Dr. Gary Riordan, DVM

  • Graduated with BS in Animal Science in 1980 & DVM in 1984
  • Grew up and currently lives on a livestock and crop farm
  • Hobbies include organic farming, reading, and water and snow skiing
  • Enjoys spending time with his family, dog, cats, and cattle
Years in Practice: 33
Education: Iowa State University

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Katie Rohe, BS, Certified Veterinary Assistant

  • Katie has worked for Dr. Struve since 2002 and has worked at Veterinary Associates of Manning since 2008.
  • She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Agricultural Studies in 2008 from Iowa State University.
  • Became an Iowa VMA Certified Veterinary Assistant in 2013.
  • She loves cattle work and raises cattle on her family farm with her mother and 3 brothers.
Years in Practice: 8
Education: Iowa State University

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Alexis Mills, LVT: Licensed Veterinary Technician

  • Lexi is Veterinary Technician who graduated from Iowa Western Community College in May 2017.
  • She passed her national boards in June, 2017.
  • Lexi has worked for multiple animal rescues
  • Interned at Veterinary Associates before she was hired
  • Grew up locally in Irwin, Iowa.
  • Enjoys reading, painting, and loves her 3 legged dog Demo.
Education: Associates Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

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Charlene Timson, Scheduling Manager

  • Grew up in Templeton, Iowa
  • Recently relocated back to Iowa
  • She enjoys gardening, sewing and spending time with family and friends

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Brandi Wiig, BS, Animal Research Technician

  • Oversees grooming with help of her assistant Taylor Roe
  • Graduated from Kansas State with a Bachelors in Animal Science
  • Has worked in the clinic for 26 years
  • Worked at Kansas University as a Diagnostic and Research Technician for 3 years
  • Currently lives in Irwin, IA with her husband and 2 kids on their family farm with her horses and dogs

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Jimmie Amsden, Kennel and Boarding Care

  • Oversees boarding facilities
  • Has always enjoyed working with animals
  • Was born and raised in Manning, IA

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