Bruce Kuesis, DVM


I decided that I wanted to be a Veterinarian at the ripe age of 10.  This was an easy decision. I spent most of my younger years working and riding on our family’s horse farm in Northern Illinois.  I attended the University of Illinois for my formal veterinary training.  Following veterinary school, I completed a 1-year internship in Equine medicine and surgery at Texas A&M University, and then a 3-year residency in Equine Internal Medicine at the University of California – Davis.  Prior to coming to Santa Barbara, I started a practice in the Chicago area. In 2000 I joined Southwest Equine Medical and surgical center in Scottsdale Arizona as a partner. I moved to Santa Barbara and founded Mission Equine Associates in 2005. My wife Eve is a small animal veterinarian practicing at La Cumbre Animal Hospital.  We have 3 children, Frannie, George, and Fiona who are in various stages of their education in College, Veterinary, and Graduate School. Our household is a small zoo, and we thoroughly enjoy our menagerie of horses, dogs, cats, and fish.

  • 1985 BS Biology Illinois Benedictine College
  • 1989 DVM University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • 1990 Internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery. Texas A&M University
  • 1993 Residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine. University of California – Davis
Special Emphasis:
  • Sports Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sports Rehabilitation