Office of Continuing Education and Events

College of
Veterinary Medicine
Trotter 2-A
Manhattan, KS 66506




Rick Lanuza, DVM 
lanuzaDr. Rick Lanuza was born and raised just outside of Los Angeles, California.  He attended Loyola Marymount University where he graduated with a bachelors of science in Biology.  Dr. Lanuza earned his DVM from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in the West Indies.  He finished his clinical year at North Carolina State University School of Veterinary Medicine and returned to Southern California to complete a small animal medicine and surgical internship at VCA West Los Angeles.  Working as a relief veterinarian for two years afterwards, he had the opportunity to return to academia and complete an ophthalmology internship at Kansas State University where he currently resides as an ophthalmology resident.  He is involved in research pertaining to possible systemic effects of topical ophthalmic pharmaceuticals to feline patients and has presented a case report and abstract at the 2010 and 2011 ACVO conference. He hopes to one day return to the island of Grenada as a visiting professor of ophthalmology.

Amy Rankin, DVM, MS, DACVO
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
RankinDr. Amy J. Rankin received her DVM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She did a small animal internship at Oklahoma State University and spent 3 years in private practice in Washington and Idaho.  Dr. Rankin completed an ocular pathology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin and a residency in ophthalmology at Purdue University.  She spent 6 years in private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin before joining the faculty at Kansas State University in 2007.



Jessica Slack, DVM, MS, DACVO
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
slackDr. Jessica M. Slack is originally from Louisville, Kentucky.  She received her DVM degree from The Ohio State University after obtaining a BS in biology from a small private college in her hometown.  She completed a small animal rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Care Referral Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico before finishing a residency in comparative ophthalmology at Purdue University.  Dr. Slack joined the faculty at Kansas State University in 2012.




Jane Ashley Stuckey, DVM
stuckeyDr. Stuckey is from northeast Arkansas where she grew up on her father’s row crop farm. She obtained two bachelor of science degrees from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville – one in Agriculture, Food, and Life Sciences and the other in Animal Science. Dr. Stuckey earned her DVM from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in 2011. Currently, Dr. Stuckey is the junior resident in ophthalmology at Kansas State University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Her research efforts are focused on diabetic dogs with cataracts. However, she looks forward to initiating an equine-based ophthalmology project, as well. Following her residency, Dr. Stuckey is considering a career in academia as a clinical instructor.