Dr. Johnson was born in Madison, WI and raised primarily in Battle Lake, MN. After graduating from veterinary school, she spent a year as an intern at Colorado State University, focusing on veterinary medicine and surgery in animal shelters. Dr. Johnson’s interests in veterinary medicine include preventive medicine, endocrine diseases, dermatology, dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and behavior. In her time away from the clinic she enjoys cooking, hiking, canoeing, traveling, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers.
Companion animals have always been an important part of Dr. Johnson’s life, and her first pet was a cat named Gizmo whom her family adopted her second day of second grade. She also grew up with another cat and two couch-loving black labs. Dr. Johnson now shares a home with two (former) shelter cats named Sydney and Lambeau. Her bond with her animals has taught her valuable lessons in empathy and compassion. She loves that her job allows her the ability to nurture the bond that people have with their own pets.