Dr. Johnson received her DVM from the Ohio State University. She was in private practice on Long Island for 3 years, and then completed a master’s degree and residency program at the University of Illinois. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Johnson’s master’s research investigated an experimental model of feline asthma. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in radiation oncology at Colorado State University. She received a grant from the National Institute of Health’s Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the effects of exercise on pulmonary vascular function, and received her PhD in Physiology from the University of Missouri in 2000. Dr. Johnson is the respiratory section editor for the 5 Minute Veterinary Consult and Feline Internal Medicine Secrets, and she has manuscripts in various textbooks and journals. Dr. Johnson is a member of the Executive Board for the Veterinary and Comparative Respiratory Society. Her research interests include pulmonary vascular biology, cardiopulmonary interactions and clinical respiratory disease of dogs and cats. Dr. Johnson joined the faculty as an assistant professor in December, 2000. She is a member of the Comparative Pathology graduate group and the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology graduate group.