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Clay Center Critter Care is a full service companion animal veterinary clinic - providing complete care for every stage of your pet's life. From routine puppy and kitten wellness visits to specialized care for your senior pets, Dr. Rohrer and her staff are here every step of the way. We see dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, snakes, birds, and goats.

Clay Center Critter Care, Inc. is a predominantly small animal clinic located in Clay Center, NE. Established in May 1995. Originally, the clinic was housed in a 100-year-old building - built to be the local black smith shop. This 500 sq ft building served clients well for 14 years. In May 2009, Critter Care, as it is commonly called, moved into a new 2500 sq ft building. This new building is a renovated house. The people of Clay Center know it as the Northrop House - originally built around 1900. Critter Care serves as a general practice providing routine veterinary health care; vaccinations, spays, neuters, dentals, x-rays, parasite control, ill animal care, plus more.

Critter Care works closely with a board certified feline practice, a board certified exotic animal practitioner, Kansas State Veterinary School and other local practices to provide the best care for each patient.

If you live in Clay Center or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Susan Rohrer is a licensed NE veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Clay Center Critter Care is a full-service animal hospital.  Critter Care welcomes pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Susan Rohrer has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Clay Center veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (402) 762-3776 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Clay Center veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Clay Center pet owners.

At Clay Center Critter Care, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Susan Rohrer
Clay Center Veterinarian | Clay Center Critter Care | (402) 762-3776

115 S. Martin
Clay Center, NE 68933

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Susan Rohrer

    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 Ph.D. Gary’s employment brought the couple to Nebraska in 1991.

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  • Carmen
    Licensed Veterinary Technician/Office manager

    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, but she is also the clinic’s office manager.

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  • Tina

    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: HART Legacy, 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.

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  • Honey

    Honey is the calico matriarch of the clinic. She was adopted from Heartland Pet Connection in 2006.

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  • Huckleberry

    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.

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  • Tipsy

    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#!

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Wonderful place. They saved my dogs life and I will forever be grateful. The staff is wonderful. The vet and staff explain things and they are always so friendly! The receptionist is awesome too! Always so pleasant on the phone. They have a true love for your animals, and treat them as they would their own. Would highly recommend them."
    Kodi B.
  • "The staff is wonderful and clearly love what they do. The Vet, to the Vet techs, to the receptionist all know my dogs and always go out of their way to make sure my dogs feel comfortable with them. They are always willing to help and really want what's best for your pets. I would highly recommend them. Even though we are moving out of town, we will continue to make the drive to come see them. They are the best care for our furry friends."
    Lia M.
  • "My dogs feel so welcomed here! Because it looks like a house on the outside they feel very comfortable! The staff is wonderful there & treat my dogs with much love & care. It's a great feeling when my dogs aren't scared to go back & leave happy! Pricing is great. Care is outstanding!"
    Cassidy S.

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