Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment,
and care deeply about what we do every day.
Dr. Rexanne StruveVeterinarian
Being the first to do something is always impressive, since it shows determination and dedication. Dr. Rexanne Struve knows this firsthand - she is the first female veterinarian in Carroll County. She has spent the last 48 years helping save the lives of animals and fostering relationships with their owners!
When Dr. Rexanne was younger, her passion for animals was quite evident. She would habitually drag home injured or stray animals, as she felt the urge to fix them. Her grandfather, who hailed from Sweden, told her that women could not be veterinarians due to their inability to handle large farm animals, but Rexanne paid this statement no mind. She was determined to pursue and accomplish her dream of becoming a veterinarian.
Dr. Rexanne was born in Illinois and raised on farmland, an experience she is still thankful for because it taught her how to care for animals. She attended Kansas State University, where she graduated with her BS in 1974, and then completed her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine two years later in 1976. She loves animals so much that she literally raises them on the livestock and crop farm where she resides.
While she loves all animals, exotic animals in particular bring Dr. Rexanne the most joy. She loves dealing with birds, reptiles, pocket pets and similar creatures. Over the years she’s even dealt with ostriches, seen pet mountain lions and even worked with a local raptor rehabilitator!
In her free time, Dr. Rexanne enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her three adult children. You can also catch her tending to her farm and pets.
Dr. Gary RiordanVeterinarian
While growing up on a livestock farm, Dr. Gary Riordan learned how to care for and appreciate animals. He knew that his future would revolve around being around those furry creatures in some capacity. Sure enough, he ended up becoming a veterinarian, so now he’s able to be around and help save animals each and every day!
Dr. Gary graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 1980, and then earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1984. When he’s not busy saving animal lives at the practice, you can catch him at home tending to his crop farm or spending time with his family and beloved pets. His hobbies include a little bit of everything - he enjoys partaking in organic farming, water/snow skiing, and you might even find him curled up on the couch reading a good book.