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Graduating cum laude, Johnson received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 1996. Since becoming Board Certified with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) in 2003, he has filled a myriad of professional roles including Critical Care Specialist, Co-Head of the Emergency Department, and Head of the Emergency Department in veterinary centers across the United States.

Teaching Career

Johnson’s professional veterinary science background also boasts considerable experience in the academic sector. From 2009 to 2014, he served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine—Indiana’s highest ranked veterinary school. During his time at Purdue, Johnson taught a wide range of undergraduate, professional, and graduate courses. Over the years, his expertise has warranted him invitations to lecture at numerous local, regional, state, national, and international conferences.

Published Work

A skilled author and researcher, Johnson’s written work has appeared in acclaimed scientific journals such as Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, Clinician’s Brief, The Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, and others. He is also a contributing author in Dr. Susan Little’s book The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management. Johnson remains an active blogger and writer for both Pet Connection and VIN.

Career Highlights

For his contributions in the field of veterinary science, Johnson was awarded the VCA Intern Teaching Award by VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in 2007 and the Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year by Western Veterinary Conference in 2010. He is a longtime member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the Veterinary Emergency/Critical Care Society, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

In addition to his professional accolades and achievements, Johnson is also a dedicated husband and father to three children. He is a movie buff, music enthusiast, and avid reader. He also loves to cook. A true animal lover, he currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois (after relocating with his family from Carmel, Indiana) with his 3 dogs, 2 cats, parakeets, and countless fish.