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.


Dr. Rexanne Struve

  • 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

Education: Kansas State University

44 years in practice


Dr. Gary Riordan

  • 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

Education: Iowa State University

36 years in practice


Katie Rohe, BS, Certified Veterinary Assistant, Office Manager

*Katie has worked for Dr. Struve since 2002 and has worked at Veterinary Associates of Manning since 2008.

*Bachelor’s in Agricultural Studies in 2008 from Iowa State University

*Became an Iowa VMA Certified Veterinary Assistant in 2013

*Loves cattle work and raises cattle on her family farm with her mother and 3 brothers

Education: Iowa State University

Allison Kohorst, Receptionist

Allison*Lives in Arcadia with her husband Nick, 2 kids, and dog Ben

*Started at the clinic in September 2019

Kathleen Weber, Veterinary Assistant


*Lives in Danbury with husband, 3 kids, and several pets

*Started at the clinic in October 2019


Brandi Wiig, BS, Animal Research Technician

  • Graduated from Kansas State with a Bachelors in Animal Science
  • Has worked in the clinic for 26 years
  • Worked at Kansas State University as a Diagnostic and Research Technician for 3 years
  • Currently lives in Irwin, IA with her husband and 3 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


Darcy Herrin, Grooming

I started volunteering around the age of 10 at the Sioux Falls Humane Society. I later went on to work there doing everything from grooming, investigating, rescue work, animal care, adoptions, and photography. I’ve studied grooming in multiple shops and I have over 30 years of grooming experience.

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