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Kayla Banks

Kayla Banks


Kayla Banks


Dr. Kayla Banks is diplomate of American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. She received her veterinary degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She returned to the midwest for her rotating internship at the University of Missouri and stayed for her residency in comparative ophthalmology with a concurrent master of veterinary science.

Dr. Banks has education in all aspects of ophthalmology, but especially enjoys diseases of the cornea and lens. She enjoys that the field allows integrations of both medical and surgical components into patient care. She prioritizes communicating closely with you and your veterinarian to provide a complete care plan for your pet.

While she grew up in Nebraska, she loves warm weather and sunshine making California a great place to land. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her family and dog.

Published Articles:

  • Veterinary ocular microbiome: Lessons learned beyond the culture, Veterinary Ophthalmology, September 2019. Read Article

  • Comparison of two cleaning and sterilization protocols of diamond burr tips used in debridement for canine superficial chronic corneal epithelial defects, Veterinary Ophthalmology, 04 February 2019. Read Article

  • Evaluation of Healthy Canine Conjunctival, Periocular Haired Skin, and Nasal Microbiota Compared to Conjunctival Culture, Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2020. Read Article


Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine - Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

University of Missouri, Veterinary Health Center - Rotating Internship

University of Missouri, Veterinary Health Center - Comparative Ophthalmology Residency

University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine - Master of Veterinary Sciences

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists - Diplomate