Diplomate, A.C.V.S., CVA
(Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist)
An equine veterinarian and boarded surgeon for over 50 years, Jerry H. Johnson, D.V.M. (University of Georgia), M.S. (Iowa State University), Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, CVA, Certified Acupuncturist, limits his practice to primarily thoroughbred horses in training and related surgeries, including arthroscopic and laser procedures.
A tenured professor prior to entering private practice in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1979, Dr. Johnson taught equine surgery for sixteen years at five universities: University of Pennsylvania, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Auburn University, and the University of Missouri.
Dr. Johnson has conducted field trial studies for pharmaceutical companies, including Merck, Merial and Schering-Plough, and served on the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Licensed in numerous states and Jamaica, he serves on arbitration panels for Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton Lexington, Fasig-Tipton Florida, Fasig-Tipton Maryland, Fasig-Tipton New York, Ocala Breeders Sales, and New York Breeders Sales. For nearly twenty years, Dr. Johnson inspected yearlings for the select sale of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association of Jamaica.
Invited by the Dubai Equine Hospital, he headed up the veterinary team in charge of quarantine for the Dubai World Cup.
Dr. Johnson's many publications include articles in the American Association of Equine Practitioners Proceedings, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and Journal of Equine and Medical Surgery. He has authored chapters in veterinary textbooks and has lectured nationally and internationally on equine respiratory diseases and lameness.
(For more information, please read Dr. Johnson's Curriculum Vitae.)