Dr. Bannister most recently worked at a 16-doctor general practice in Atlanta, GA for six years. He served as the Surgical Director and a shareholder. Dr. Bannister earned his CVPM designation in 2014. Along his journey, he held various positions such as boarding manager, client service manager, and medical director. Dr. Bannister specializes in areas of business, clinical and practice operations management, such as human resources, marketing, financial analysis, and medical standards of care. In 2013, he earned his AAHA Certificate in Veterinary Practice Administration from Purdue University’s Veterinary Management Institute.Dr. Bannister began his veterinary career in 2007 while working in three animal practices under a single owner.
In 2018 he started Family Tree Animal Clinic, his own small animal general practice in Milton, GA. In 2014, Dr. Bannister joined the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, Inc. Since 2007, he has been a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association and the USDA APHIS National Veterinary Accreditation Program.
Dr. Bannister was born in Nassau, Bahamas, and was also raised in Bermuda and on the East Coast in the U.S. He and his wife Andrea have one toddler-age daughter and two senior cats to make for a lively household. They enjoy live music, festivals, traveling, NBA basketball and spending time with their extended family and friends.