Phone: (954) 421-5099
Dr. Buss has had a long standing interest in animal welfare and recalls wanting to be a veterinarian from the 3rd grade. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree with specialization in Biology and Chemistry from Augustana University College. He attended Veterinary School at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, where he graduated with Honors in 2001. After graduation he began working in equine practice in the province of Alberta. In the next seven years he went from being an associate veterinarian to a mobile equine practice owner and finally to a partner of a large equine referral hospital. During this time his interest in Ophthalmology grew and he elected to return to school in 2008 to start both a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology and a Masters in Veterinary Science at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Buss was able to complete his Masters within two years where his thesis was in the establishment of an In-vitro equine corneal model and treatment options for reducing corneal scarring. Dr. Buss has had his numerous research articles published in the scientific journal, Veterinary Ophthalmology as well as having presented his various research findings at annual meetings of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
Dr. Buss successfully completed his residency in 2011 and after passing on the first attempt the vigorous Board examination, started to work for Animal Eye Specialty Clinic in the summer of 2011. He worked full time with Animal Eye Specialty Clinic until the end of 2012 when he returned home to Canada to provide Ophthalmology service at Guardian Veterinary Centre, the largest referral hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. During his time in Canada, Dr. Buss did return to Animal Eye to continue to provide on going care to our clients. After a two year stint in the "cold north" he elected to return to sunny South Florida and has been working with Animal Eye since January 2015.
Dr. Buss enjoys all aspect of Ophthalmology but his special interests include diseases of the cornea and lens; particularly those that require surgical treatment. Primarily providing care to the dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and horses, Dr. Buss has experience and thoroughly enjoys treating all species of animals. He has worked with various Zoos and animal rehabilitation/rescue organizations; allowing him to examine/treat such animals as Elephants, Sea Lions, Seals, Snow Leopards, Tigers, Camels, Alpacas, Llamas, Possums, Owls, Hawks, Parrots, Penguins, etc.
Along with the opportunity to work at Animal Eye Specialty clinic, South Florida provides Dr. Buss, his wife Anna and their furkids a number of outside activities that they enjoy, including: SUP, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and relaxing at the beach. Of course you can't take the Canadian out of Dr. Buss and so he finds time to continue to play hockey and make it back to Canada from time to time to visit family and go downhill skiing.