Gerald F. Johnson, DVM, DACVIM, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Gerald Johnson graduated from Ohio State University and chose to continue his education as an intern and then as a resident at the Animal Medical Center (AMC). After his residency, he was asked to stay at the AMC and become part of the teaching staff and was also chosen to head one of the medical teams. He also spent time at the VA hospital learning his specialty of gastroenterology, endoscopy, and laparoscopy from the physicians there. He became one of the first veterinarians to practice this specialty in small animals and has been called the "father of small animal endoscopy." He has written close to 100 articles on small animal internal medicine and wrote the chapter on gastroenterology for a veterinary textbook. Dr. Johnson was one of the first to pass the certification test and become board certified in veterinary internal medicine. He is now a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
While at the AMC, Dr. Johnson discovered Wilson's Disease in Bedlington Terriers. Because of his work on this disease in the veterinary field, he was asked to work at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York alongside their researchers who were studying Wilson's disease in humans while continuing his medical service at the AMC.
Dr. Johnson has lectured to veterinary groups all over North America and Europe, and has also lectured to human gastroenterologists. In 1982, Dr. Johnson opened up his own practice in the upper east side, where he practiced for 29 years.
Dr. Gerald Johnson's gentle and caring nature, wide range of experience and capabilities, and his passion for animals is what makes him much beloved by many of NYC's animal owners.