VCA Central Animal Hospital

Richard Johnson, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Colorado State University
BS, University of Pugot Sound

Biography

Dr. Johnson attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado for is undergraduate degrees before attending Colorado State University in Fort Collins for his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 1983 he, his wife Wanda, and their 3-month old son moved to Upland, California to begin a career in private practice.

Dr. Johnson continues to live in Upland with is wife of 31 years and 3 grown children - two sons and one daughter. He has enjoyed coaching soccer and baseball teams with his children, and was very involved with Boy Scouts. Both his sons attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

He enjoys traveling with his family, hiking, camping, and family outings. The family is rounded out with a Dachshund, a Bassett Hound, a California Desert Tortoise, and salt water fish.

And after 26 years in practice, Dr. Johnson still enjoys his many clients and practicing veterinary medicine and surgery.

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency please call us at (909) 981-2855. We are open 24 hours/ 7 days a week to tend to your emergency needs.

We are located off the I-10 freeway on Central avenue in between Arrow Route and Arrow Hwy in Upland CA.

Please give us a courtesy call explaining your emergency so we can prepare for your particular situation in advance.

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