Dr. Deborah Johnson has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Valley of the Sun since 2002 and joined Arizona Animal Hospital in the fall of 2020.
Born in Germany, Dr. Johnson settled in Arizona in 1978. She attended the University of Arizona where she received a B.S. in Animal Science. From there, she traveled to Colorado, receiving her DVM in 2002 from Colorado State University.
Dr. Johnson’s interest in veterinary medicine grew out of a desire to improve lives. Her aim is to make animals’ lives as healthy and happy as possible – and, in so doing, boost the quality of life for the people who care so much about them. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include ultrasound, chemotherapy and surgery.
A member of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AzVMA), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society, Dr. Johnson stays active in her profession so she can continue to bring the very best care to her patients.
In her time off, Dr. Johnson enjoys wakeboarding and snowboarding. She also likes to travel and is an avid SCUBA diver, achieving Dive Master certification in 2010. Dr. Johnson and her husband, Bob, share their home with three dogs: Stout, a big mastiff mix, Roxx, a catahoula mix and a funny corgi/lab named Tipsy.