Dr. Rohrer was born and raised in Texas.  She graduated from high school in Houston.  Her alma mater is Texas A&M from which she holds three degrees.  Dr. Rohrer graduated from veterinary school in 1992.  While a student at Texas A&M, she met her husband - Gary.  Gary grew up in Illinois but moved to Texas to attend A&M for his masters and PhD.  Gary’s employment brought the couple to Nebraska in 1991.  The Rohrers live on a farm south of town.  They have three children.  Their oldest is an Eagle Scout and attends college at Chadron.  Their middle child is a high school senior and is almost an Eagle Scout.  Their youngest is a Bronze and Silver award Girl Scout.  All three kids are active in 4H where they show sheep, rabbits and chickens.  The family farm comes fully stocked with three horses (Amber, Kay  & Shorty), Molly the lab cross dog, Queenie the one-eyed house cat, a small herd of cows, Flemish Giant rabbits, Satin rabbits, sheep, Silkie & Serama chickens, and three barn cats (Buster, Francine & Fuzzy).


When Dr. Rohrer finds some quiet time, she enjoys reading, cooking/baking, playing the piano and riding horses.  She actively volunteers with her church and both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. She was a 4H leader for five years and the Spring Wing Ding Chairman for 13 years.  She is a member of the Clay Center Community Club, the AVMA and TVMA.  Frequently, she speaks to groups about veterinary medicine and gives tours of her clinic.  Dr. Rohrer and Clay Center Critter Care continuously provide humane society work for the local area: periodic spay/neuter clinics, stray animal placement assistance, and vaccine clinics.


 “Critter Care is my place to care for the pets of this area.  The bond between each owner and pet is extremely special.  I try daily to preserve the health of each pet so that they can continue to be all that their owners need: friend, lap warmer, companion, helper, listener, competitor, playmate, or smile-maker….nourishing their owner’s lives, while enjoying the best quality of life possible."

Carmen began her career with Critter Care before she even left high school. Carmen’s Girl Scout Gold award helped Dr. Rohrer open Critter Care in 1995. Realizing her love for animals, Carmen went on to graduate from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, NE in 2000.  With her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and a minor in business, Carmen not only is a Vet Tech, she is also the clinic’s office manager.    Carmen and her husband Terry have three children.  All are active 4-H members and enjoy showing their horses and participating in the Shooting Sports Club.  The family has several horses, dogs and cats.  Carmen is a local Girl Scout leader, a Pampered Chef Consultant, a Lilla Rose consultant and a foster parent.  She enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding, cooking, and camping.

Tina has been with Critter Care since May 2015.  Before she became Critter Care's receptionist, she was a client since 2002.  She was born and raised in Nebraska.  She is active in the community:  Relay for Life, Community Club and American Legion Auxiliary.  She is Clay Center’s community correspondent for the Clay County News and she is a Young Living Essential Oils Distributor.  In her free time, Tina enjoys watching NASCAR with her husband Don “Bubba”, snuggling with their dog “Scrappy” and spending time enjoying anything that involves her seven nephews and nieces.

Raised in Western, Nebraska, Sam’s lifetime love for animals encouraged her to begin her veterinary work career while still in high school.  In 2012, Sam graduated from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology.  She completed her vet tech internship in central Nebraska.  Sam joined the Critter Care crew in the fall of 2016.  Sam and her husband Kurtis have a daughter, two horses, a dog and a cat and are active in their church.  In her spare time, Sam is a Pampered Chef Consultant, loves to bake and is an avid Nebraska football fan.

Carmen Licensed Veterinary Technician/Office manager

Sam Licensed Veterinary Technician

Tina Receptionist

Dr. Susan Rohrer Veterinarian


Honey is the calico matriarch of the clinic.  She was adopted from Heartland Pet Connection in 2006.  She originally was going home with Dr. Rohrer but she found a niche at the clinic and stayed.  Honey is addicted to Bravo treats and canned food.  Though she loves to sit on laps, she doesn’t like to be picked up.


Huckleberry came to Critter Care in 2006 as a kitten.  He is our pretty grey longhaired boy.  Many clients will never see him – he is shy of people and loud noises.  For the staff, Huckleberry is very needy.  He loves to be held to cuddle ears.  He always wants a faucet turned on so he can get a drink and if you bend down – he just might choose to sit on your back!


Tipsy is our greeter.  So far she has never met a stranger.  Therefore, many clients have met her.  In 2010, she was just 1.8# and very sick.  Today, she is a sleek black kitty tipping the scale at 8.7#!  Tipsy has a loud meow  and she talks all the time.  She loves to rub on dogs,  finds perching on shoulders like a parrot her favorite place and finds “tipping” things off desks quite entertaining!


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Evening and early morning
drop-offs are welcomed
by appointment.


House calls and after-hours appointments available.

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Clay Center Critter Care  I  115 S. Martin  I  Clay Center, NE 68933  I  402-762-3776