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Dr. Tony Johnson

Dr. Tony Johnson

Dr. Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC, is a 1996 Washington State University graduate and became board certified in the shadowy art of emergency medicine and critical care in 2003.

He is currently the Minister of Happiness for VIN, the Veterinary Information Network, an online community of 50,000 worldwide veterinarians.  He is a former clinical assistant professor at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is on the Advisory Board for Fear Free Pet Visits, a national group of experts in a wide range of veterinary subject areas working together to improve the experience of animals in private practice settings and a frequent author of articles for veterinary medical journals.

Dr. Tony has lectured for several international veterinary conferences, winning the small animal speaker of the year award for the Western Veterinary Conference in 2010.

He is an active blogger, teacher, writer, and exercise avoider. He used to live in a converted one-room schoolhouse in the middle of a cornfield, but has since taken up occupancy in a normal house in a normal neighborhood with very little corn. He has 3 young kids and a beautiful wife named Gretchen, who is also a veterinary emergency and critical care specialist. He reads the New Yorker because it makes him look like he’s into some pretty cool stuff when you see it lying on his coffee table.

His animal family consists of: Cupid, formerly shot with an arrow, now a feline meatloaf; Crispy, formerly set on fire, now rules with a furry iron fist; and Rocco, missing a leg from a Buick-induced injury. The chickens are Uno, Rosita and Carlita, and he plans on naming his next chicken Omelet. He has lost count of how many fish they have, and believes it is in the low double digits. In his spare time he enjoys sleeping, eating, and breathing with occasional forays into woodworking, cooking, wine, movies, reading, and writing (but not arithmetic).

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