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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Kayla Banks is a veterinarian in our ophthalmology service.
Kayla Banks
DVM, MS
Ophthalmology
Kayla Banks
DVM, MS
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Experienced in both research and clinical practice, Dr. Kayla Banks is especially interested in ocular surface disease and diseases of the lens.
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Master of Science, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg
Dr. Banks enjoys hiking, running, outdoor activities and kickboxing. She has a Brittany spaniel named Quincy.
Dr. Anne Beyer is a doctor in our ophthalmology service.
Anne Beyer
DVM, MS, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Anne Beyer
DVM, MS, DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Anne Beyer finds cataract surgery particularly gratifying because it can restore sight. She’s also excited by research being conducted in the use of photopigments and UV light to treat corneal diseases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Auburn University AL
  • Residency, Comparative Ophthalmology, Auburn University, AL
  • Internship, Ophthalmology, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Ophthalmology, Long Island Veterinary Specialists, Plainview NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Mississippi State University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Missouri, Columbia
Dr. Beyer likes riding her bike, attempting the latest crafting craze, and hiking on trails with her great Dane and two Labradors.
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Michael Buss
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Michael Buss
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Michael Buss has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 30 years. As a board-certified oncologist, he is especially interested in lymphoma and intralesional chemotherapy cases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine & Oncology, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Science, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of Missouri, Columbia
Outside of work, Dr. Buss enjoys cooking and traveling. He has a wife, who is also a veterinarian, and two children.
Dr. Juri Ota-Kuroki is a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist.
Juri Ota-Kuroki
DVM, MS, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Juri Ota-Kuroki
DVM, MS, DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Juri Ota-Kuroki enjoys surgical procedures, particularly cataract and corneal surgeries.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Science, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Residency, Veterinary Ophthalmology, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Japan
Dr. Ota-Kuroki is married to a veterinary pathologist. They have one son, a yellow lab, and two cats. She enjoys cooking, reading and outdoor activities like jogging, biking, skiing and tennis.
Dr. Michelle Whitehead is a doctor in our avian and exotics service.
Michelle Whitehead
DVM, DACZM
Avian & Exotics Medicine
Michelle Whitehead
DVM, DACZM
Board Certified in Zoological Medicine
Avian & Exotics Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Michelle Whitehead enjoys all types of avian and exotics medicine. Her particular interests include exotic animal emergencies, avian and reptile endoscopies, and analgesia and anesthesia.
  • Diplomate, American College of Zoological Medicine
  • Residency, Zoological Companion Animal Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Internship, Zoo, Exotic and Wildlife Medicine & Surgery, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
An outdoor enthusiast, some of Dr. Whitehead’s favorite pastimes include hiking, camping, running, soccer, baseball and hockey.