Dr. Johns grew up in Duluth and began her work in the veterinary field in high school as a veterinary assistant at North Shore Veterinary Hospital. This early experience solidified her desire to pursue a career as a veterinarian. She attended the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Arts in Music, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. Dr. Johns spent her initial years practicing in the twin cities. She is thrilled to be back in Duluth working with the team at NSVH.