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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


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


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


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 cats.
Education: Associates Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology


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


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


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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