Dr. Johnson completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of Colorado at Boulder and subsequently attended Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialty Hospital (San Diego, CA) before completing her residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Mississippi State University in 2009. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2011.
Dr. Johnson worked at a private referral practice on Long Island as a small animal internal medicine specialist for 2.5 years before moving to Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. While at Angell, Dr. Johnson worked alongside boarded radiologists to provide ultrasound services for internal medicine and hospitalized patients. She developed advanced skills in interventional radiology and liver laparoscopy. She also enjoyed teaching and learning from many interns and residents during her 9 years at Angell.
Dr. Johnson moved to the Pioneer Valley and joined VESH during the summer of 2021 with the goal of raising her young daughter in a more nature-rich environment. Dr. Johnson assumed the role of medical director at VESH in October 2021.
Dr. Johnson enjoys all aspects of small animal internal medicine but is particularly interested in respiratory disease - especially in cats, immune-mediated disorders, liver disease, and gastrointestinal disease. Regarding her medical director role, Dr. Johnson enjoys being a part of a positive, forward-thinking team and ensuring our patients receive the best possible medical and nursing care.