Our Doctors


Kevin Kaiser, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Kaiser grew up in central Washington and graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He worked as a veterinarian in Walla Walla, Washington for 9 years at a mixed animal practice. During this time, he developed a passion for ophthalmology and was given the opportunity to enter an ophthalmology residency program with Dr. Yakely. He developed a love for Spokane and the wonderful activities the area has to offer, and after he became boarded in Ophthalmology it was an easy decision to stay. He, his wonderful wife and three children, now call Spokane home. When not tending to your pets eye concerns, he can be found following his children to their sporting events or doing just about anything outside with his family, one of the great benefits of living in the Pacific Northwest.


Jaycie Riesberg, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Jaycie Riesberg grew up in Moscow, Idaho where she fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. After completing her Bachelors degree at Colorado State University she returned to Washington State to earn her veterinary degree. Following graduation, Dr. Riesberg completed a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at North Carolina State University. Dr. Riesberg spent the following 3 years at a private practice referral center in Tacoma, WA as a small animal emergency and critical care veterinarian. In 2016, Dr. Riesberg moved to Spokane, WA to begin her residency in veterinary ophthalmology with Dr. Kevin Kaiser. Dr. Riesberg completed her residency June 2019 and is excited to continue working with the team at the Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane. Dr. Riesberg successfully passed her board certification examination July 2019 and is now a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist.  Dr. Riesberg has special interests in ophthalmic surgery and equine ophthalmology but enjoys all aspects and patients at the Animal Eye Clinic.


In her free time, Dr. Riesberg enjoys spending time outdoors running, biking, skiing, horseback riding, fishing and spending time with her husband, son and family.


Abbi Sturbaum, DVM, Ophthalmology Resident

Dr. Sturbaum joined Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane in July 2021 to start her three year ophthalmology residency.  Dr. Sturbaum earned her veterinary degree from WSU in 2019 and then completed a 1 year rotating internship at Kansas State University.  

Practice Manager




Debbi has worked in veterinary medicine for 27 years and the last 23 of those years have been with Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane. She helped start the Animal Eye Clinic with Dr. Yakely in 1998. She has a Bachelors degree in Organizational Management from Whitworth University.


Her hobbies include fishing, hunting, camping and any outdoor activity with her husband, Ken. She and her husband have 3 grown children and 2 grandkids. They are also the parents of two Boston “Terrorists”, Annie and Frank.


Licensed Veterinary Technicians


Dawn, LVT, VTS


Dawn was born and raised in Juneau, AK. She moved to Spokane in 2006 and started with Animal Eye Clinic in March 2006. She has a bachelors of Science in Veterinary Technology from Michigan State University (Go Spartans!)

Dawn successfully completed her veterinary technician specialty in ophthalmology in 2018.


Dawn is married and has twin girls, Addison and Ella who keep her and her husband on their toes! In her free time she enjoys photography, sewing, traveling and gardening.


Amy, LVT


Amy has been with the Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane since 2010. She has been in veterinary medicine since 1988 and has previously worked in a surgical referral practice and a full service equine facility prior to joining AEC.


Amy enjoys working on her property, gardening, trail riding and taking care of her various chickens, cows, horses and dogs.


Shelly, LVT


Shelly joined Animal Eye Clinic in 2013 when she relocated from Nebraska to Spokane. She previously worked in a full service general practice. She has an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Vatterott College.  


Alisha, LVT


Alisha joined Animal Eye Clinic in January 2018. She previously had been with a progressive general practice for 10 years. She received a degree in Occupational Science in Veterinary Technology from Pima Medical Institue.  






Teri joined Animal Eye Clinic in the fall of 2014. She came to us with receptionist experience from a progressive small animal practice. She has extensive customer service experience from previous years in the airline industry.



Katy joined Animal Eye Clinic summer of 2020 during the pandemic.  She has several years experience as a veterinary assistant.  Katy enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine from helping people and their pets.


Christina recently joined Animal Eye Clinic as a receptionist.  She has experience working in a veterinary clinic and is looking forward to learning about ophthalmology.


Veterinary Assistant


Sarah joined Animal Eye Clinic in the fall 0f 2020.  She recently graduated from a Veterinary Assisting program.  She helps keep the clinic organized and enjoys assisting the technicians with our patients.




Brent has been with Animal Eye Clinic since 2010 as a veterinary assistant and kennel attendant. He completed his training through the skills center while in high school.