Dr. Johnson was raised in Seattle and earned a BS from The Evergreen State College before attending her first year of veterinary college at WSU. She then transferred to The Ohio State University, where she earned her DVM degree in 1983. Soon after, she returned to her beloved western Washington and began working as a relief veterinarian here. Dr. Johnson worked at Diamond Veterinary Hospital for several years in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, and returned to Diamond again in 2021. She is impressed with how the clinic has grown and evolved over the decades and appreciates working with the talented and amiable staff here. She enjoys general practice, with the challenges of helping pets to lead healthier and higher-quality lives at all life stages, and working with their owners to make informed health-care and home care decisions.
Dr. Johnson enjoys hiking, backpacking, gardening with native plants, and foraging for wild berries, herbs, and fungi. Other interests include folk music and dancing, and spending time with her daughter and grandson and other family. Her love of wilderness has led her to spend decades volunteering with the local Audubon Society chapter, working for environmental conservation. She has 2 indoor tortoiseshell cats who have honed her interest in feline behavior as she strives to help them live together in peace.