Dr. Kristen Schlenker, Dr. Lynn Kolterman, Dr. Nixon, and Dr. Arthur are proud to welcome clients old and new to Clock Tower Animal Clinic. Clock Tower Animal Clinic has been a cornerstone of Lincoln area veterinary care since 1972.
After working alongside Clock Tower Animal's founder, we have been fortunate enough to continue to lead Clock Tower Animal Clinic into the future. We are committed to constant improvement, growth, and service to the community for years to come.
KRISTEN SCHLENKER, DVM
Dr. Kristen Schlenker is originally from Lexington, NE. After attending the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and earning a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, she moved to Manhattan, Kansas to attend school at Kansas State University, graduating with a DVM in 2007. She spent several years working as an associate veterinarian at area clinics, including Best Care Pet Hospital and Belmont Veterinary Center. In 2013, she had an opportunity to buy in to Clock Tower Animal Clinic where she has been ever since. She loves the work at the clinic, the wonderful people, and the amazing pets that walk through the door each day. When not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 4 children. Spare time is often spent watching the kids participate in their various activities, but she also likes to watch movies, Husker athletics, read, do puzzles, and hike. The family also enjoys the company of 3 wonderful pups, Tanner, Kuchen and Zug. She looks forward to continuing to serve the Lincoln area community for years to come.
LYNN KOLTERMAN, DVM
Dr. Lynn Kolterman is a native of Seward, Nebraska. She is a 2003 Graduate of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and a 2007 Graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon her graduation, she practiced at the Animal Clinic in Hastings, Nebraska for three years and then practiced at the Belmont Veterinary Center in Lincoln, Nebraska for an additional three years. It was at that time that Dr. Kolterman and a fellow KSU-CVM classmate Dr. Kristen Schlenker purchased the Clock Tower Animal Clinic from Dr. Jerry Burkey in 2013. Dr. Kolterman and her husband have three children. They live on an acreage out by Garland, NE where her husband owns and operates Kolt Cattle. The Kolterman’s also have three cats and a small flock of chickens.
CATHERINE NIXON, DVM
Catherine Nixon joined Clock Tower Animal Clinic in January of 2019. She practiced as a small animal veterinarian in the Lincoln, NE area for approximately nine years prior to joining Clock Tower. She also practiced at a rural mixed animal practice after graduating from Kansas State University - College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, including a Large Animal Internship at Texas A&M. Dr. Nixon was born and raised in northeast Nebraska. She is married and has two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and most anything outdoors.
KELLY ARTHUR, DVM
Dr. Kelly Arthur is originally from Southern California and graduated from veterinary school at Colorado State University in 2018. She then in practiced Raleigh, NC prior to moving to Lincoln. She loves coming to work at Clock Tower because of the long-term clientele, supportive work culture, and talented staff.
Dr. Arthur is passionate about nutrition and preventative medicine. She also holds special interest in soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and end-of-life care. The challenge of assessing patient health through the eyes of the people that love them most is her favorite part about veterinary medicine.
When not at work, she enjoys time with her husband, dog, and cat. You could say she is obsessed with her dog, Lily. She loves to bake, craft, and stays active with yoga and running.
Our technicians are well-trained and highly involved with the care of your pets. From assisting the doctor in the exam room and surgery to post-operative monitoring and treatment administration, they take the time to make sure your pet comes home with you healthy and happy.
Each technician brings valuable skills, personality, and years of experience to our clinic. We are beyond fortunate to have them on our team!
Teri grew up on a farm near Grafton, NE and graduated high school from Sutton Public High. She attended Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and earned an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2001. Soon after graduating, she took the National Veterinary Technician Exam and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). Gaining experience while she and her husband lived in a handful of states, she moved back to Lincoln in 2005 and worked locally as an LVT. In 2013, Teri joined Clock Tower Animal Clinic as an LVT/Practice Manager. Teri enjoys spending time with her husband, her two daughters, and two dogs, Coconut and Tito.
Amanda has been a licensed veterinary technician for 8 years, and in the veterinary field for over 12 years. Her love of animals started at a young age while working at her parents pet store. This also led to her current zoo at home, consisting of her 3 dogs, 8 Geckos, 2 saltwater fish tanks, and numerous plants!
In her spare time you will find her hanging out with her son and daughter exploring some fun outdoor activity! She states that being a mom is definitely her biggest accomplishment! A close second is the opportunity to help people and their pets every day. She has worked in a variety of specialty veterinary clinics and in multiple states, but has made a home in Lincoln with Clock Tower Animal Clinic! She says she feels blessed to be able to still be passionate about her career! And she is thankful for her family here at Clock Tower Animal Clinic.
Tatum was born and raised in Lincoln NE in a home with three siblings, and had cats and dogs as pets. Tatum graduated from Pius X High School. After working in Omaha for a time, she moved back to Lincoln to join the Clock Tower Animal Clinic Team. Building on three years of veterinary clinic experience, she is in the Vet Technician program at Penn Foster College and plans to obtain Licensed Technician certification after graduating. Tatum loves the field of veterinary medicine, particularly cats and dogs!
Growing up with family pets, Tonya felt a connection with animals from childhood. This connection called her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. After becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician, Tonya started working in emergency veterinary services. After working in emergency care, Tonya transitioned to small animal medicine in Lincoln. Tonya joined the Clock Tower Animal Clinic team at the end of 2023.
Tonya has 3 animals. Two dogs - a Pitbull mix named Mayzie and a Dachshund named Dexter. She also has a cat named Jewel, who thinks she's a dog.
When she's not spending time with her animals, Tonya enjoys refinishing furniture, gardening, camping, and working on the house. She also loves traveling to sunny, sandy beach locations.
The support staff at Clock Tower keep the clinic running smoothly. From scheduling to communications to medical assistance, we couldn't do it without them!
Andrea has been in veterinary medicine for 15 years and can't see herself doing anything else but caring for animals. Most recently, Andrea managed a veterinary practice for 4 years, but missed providing hands-on care. She joined Clock Tower Animal clinic as an assistant in July of 2019 and thoroughly enjoys working with clients and their fur babies. Andrea and her fiancé have 4 very spoiled cats at home. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys camping, fishing, kayaking, hiking, gardening, and traveling, especially to the ocean. She looks forward to many years of helping people with their pet's health, healing, and happiness.
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Lori was raised on a farm south of Greenleaf, KS. In 2007, she moved to Lincoln and began working as a receptionist at a local veterinary clinic. Lori joined the Clock Tower Animal Clinic Family in 2019. Lori is married and has a daughter. Her family has a number of pets including 2 German shorthair pointers, Remi and Hunter, and a Rhodesian Ridgeback, named Blaze. Lori also has 2 chinchillas named Bubbles and Blossom. Together they all enjoy their 150 gallon salt water fish tank. The Gabelhouse crew enjoys spending time at numerous motor speedways.
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Chalsey started working with animals as a groomer and has developed a passion for animal care. Chalsey is excited to have joined the Clock Tower team to further that passion.
Chalsey enjoys traveling with her boyfriend in their VW bus, catching live music, and reading anything she can get her hands on. She has many pets; a sheltie named Maynard, a leopard gecko named Leonidas, a Mississippi map turtle name Gary, and a variety of fish. And...most recently they brought home a new corgi puppy named Asca!
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Katie has had a passion for animals her entire life and enjoys working with them in many capacities. After starting out at the Lincoln Children's Zoo as a Zoo Crew member, Katie furthered her pet care experience by fostering cats and dogs through a local rescue. These experiences have inspired her to enter Veterinary Technician School and join the Clock Tower Animal Clinic team.
Outside of work, Katie is always busy with her menagerie of pets. She has 6 cats, each named after famous musicians: Bowie, Stevie, Debbie, Willie, Eddie, and Joplin. She also has two dogs: Taza and Winnie. Katie loves streaming shows, reading whatever she can get her hands on, and spending as much time as possible with her family.
Josephine is a student and helps out around the clinic when she can work it into her busy schedule consisting of school, basketball, and softball.