Susan M. Keil DVM, MS, DACVO

ABOUT DR. SUSAN KEIL


Susan Keil was born and raised in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota in 1989. She then attended the College of Veterinary Medicine, also at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1993. Dr. Keil stayed on for one year at the U of MN veterinary college for a small animal rotating medicine and surgery internship. Following that she worked for a private practice ophthalmologist, a multi-specialty practice, and a general practice in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for a few years.

Dr. Keil completed a three year veterinary ophthalmology residency at Kansas State University from 1996-1999. Additionally, she earned a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Clinical Medicine during that time. She is a board certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology. She worked at a multi-specialty practice in Mission, KS from 1999 until 2011. She started Keil Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2012. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas Medical Veterinary Medical Association, and the Society of Phi Zeta veterinary honor society.

Dr. Keil specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the eyelids, cornea, lens, uveal tract, and retina. Some of the more common presenting conditions include keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye), glaucoma, corneal ulcers, intraocular neoplasia, cataracts, and ocular manifestations of systemic disease (infectious, neoplastic, and immune-mediated). While dogs are our most common patients, the practice is balanced by treating many horses and cats as well.

Dr. Keil and her husband both grew up in the Midwest and have been Kansans since 1996. They are happy here and proud to be part of the community. They enjoy their outdoor life on a small hobby farm, taking care of the cats, dogs, and horses. Dr. Keil is passionate about endurance riding, dressage and dog training. She belongs to the American Endurance Ride Conference, Ozark Country Endurance Riders, and the Kansas City Dressage Society.

A FEW WORDS FROM DR. KEIL ABOUT KVO:

Welcome to Keil Veterinary Ophthalmology (KVO)! This adventure officially began on April 3, 2012. After twelve years of working at a multi-specialty practice, I decided to start my own clinic. My extensive and supportive small animal and equine clientele made the decision to start my own business an easy and exciting one.

My commitment to the KC metro is uniquely driven by being the only locally owned veterinary ophthalmology specialty service in the area. My vision of providing compassionate, state-of-the-art veterinary ophthalmology is focused both on my patient and my patient's two-legged friend. KVO isn't just about animal eye care – it’s about your animal’s eye care.

I am dedicated to the long term future of KVO. Please stay tuned as we evolve over the upcoming years!


ABOUT WENDY WHITE, RVT: 


Wendy was raised on a small farm in the Kansas City area. Her love for science and animals led her to veterinary medicine at an early age. She started working for a multi-doctor general practice hospital in 1984 as a receptionist. She graduated from Kansas State University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. After working as a veterinary assistant for many years, she went back to school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. When not at work, she and Paul enjoy spending time on their small farm. They have 3 horses, 1 donkey, 4 goats, 3 dogs, many chickens, a barn cat and a leopard gecko. 





ABOUT ANGELA NEWMASTER, RVT:



Angela was born in Omaha, Nebraska. After working at the Omaha Zoo for six and a half years she decided to make a move to the Kansas City Zoo in 2011.
 In 2014 Angela was accepted into the Veterinary Technology program at Maple Woods Community College. While in school she worked for KVO and a general practice as a veterinary assistant, and worked as a server at BB's Lawnside BBQ. She graduated and passed boards in 2016 and is now a Registered Veterinary Technician for KVO. Now down to two jobs, she has a bit more time for her hobbies, which include going to concerts, traveling, and of course spending time with her family and friends. She also has more time for her little shih tzu pup Rudy and her tortoises, Big Daddy and Little Mama.






 ABOUT HANNAH CALLAHAN, RVT:


Hannah moved to the Kansas City area in 2014 after completing her bachelor's degree in Animal Science at Kansas State University. After graduation she was accepted into the Veterinary Technology program at Maple Woods Community College. She became a Registered Veterinary Technician after completing the program and passing her state boards in 2016. Hannah worked in emergency medicine until she joined KVO in November of 2017. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband Brandon and their animals. She also enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

ABOUT STEPH RAWSON:


Steph is a native Kansan and lives off the beaten path with her husband and three canine kids.  She attended Kansas State University and comes to KVO after working for 14 years in administration at a multi-specialty veterinary practice. She enjoys gardening, hiking and photography.








ABOUT AUDREY SPARKS:


Audrey joined the KVO team in August of 2015 as a part time receptionist. Audrey was born and raised in Kansas and attended Kansas State University. She and her husband live in southern Johnson County on 10 acres and have two grown children. Audrey's hobbies include gardening, hiking, and traveling.






MoJo

This adorable mix-breed guy survived the devastating F5 May 2011 Joplin, MO tornado as a pup. His lovable personality, abnormal corneas, and fantastic ears screamed "Adopt Me!". Since MoJo is defined as a magical charm, or one with a magical power, the name seemed the perfect twist to honor his survival of the chaotic destruction of Joplin. MoJo's positive, energetic karma has made him the mascot of KVO!