Jenny E. Johnson, VMD
Dr. Jenny E. Johnson is a regular contributor to the Jumping Radio Show. We share some of her tips with you here on the Horse Tip Daily show. Thanks to Dr. Johnson for taking the time to help horse people all over the world with her tips.
Oakhill Shockwave and Veterinary Chiropractic is based in Calabasas, CA where it is owned and operated by Dr. Jenny E. Johnson V.M.D. Committed to the maintenance of performance horses as well as family pets, Dr. Johnson strives to keep the animals at their peak health through the use of shockwave therapy and chiropractic care.
Dr. Johnson works closely with your regular veterinarian to determine the best therapeutic regime for your horse’s particular condition or injury. All treatments are performed by Dr. Johnson, never a technician. You can be assured that your horse is receiving the benefit of having an experienced equine veterinarian knowledgeable in equine anatomy and physiology treating your horse.
Having successfully competed on both hunters and jumpers, Dr. Johnson has developed a keen appreciation for both the physical and mental demands placed on the equine athlete. This has enabled her to have a unique understanding of the importance of maintaining the animal’s highest level of comfort so that they might perform their job with ease and confidence.
Dr. Johnson completed her undergraduate studies at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts earning a Bachelor of Science in biology, awarded Cum Laude. Dr. Johnson completed her veterinary education at The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, earning a V.M.D. degree in 1986.
After graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Johnson was awarded a one year internship in large animal medicine and surgery at The University of Pennsylvania’ s New Bolton Center. On finishing her internship, Dr. Johnson worked for two years at Almahurst Farms of Pennsylvania, a large Standardbred breeding farm. From there, Dr. Johnson went on to start her own equine racetrack practice based at Pompano Park in FL and Pocono Downs in PA. This practice also encompassed a variety of performance horses.
In 1992, Dr. Johnson decided to devote all of her time to the performance horse aspect of her practice and established a full time base in Wellington, FL. Dr. Johnson developed a practice devoted to helping maintain upper level hunters, jumpers and dressage horses at their peak level of performance.
Dr. Johnson has had a lifelong love of horses and has ridden since the age of 4. Dr. Johnson was an active competitor in the hunter rings for many years on the east coast and enjoyed numerous successful seasons in the amateur owner hunter ring at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.
Since 1997, Dr. Johnson has enjoyed competing in the jumper ring, starting in the adult jumpers and advancing to the high amateur owner jumpers. She has competed in show jumping in Florida, Colorado, New Zealand, and now California.
With her own personal background in riding and showing, Dr. Johnson has been able to develop a keen appreciation for both the physical and mental demands placed on the equine athlete. This has enabled her to have a unique understanding of the importance of maintaining the equine athlete at the highest level of comfort so that they might perform their job with ease and confidence.
Dr. Johnson moved to Calabasas in the spring of 2004 and started Oakhill Shockwave to bring this exciting technology to the animals of southern California.
To add to her list of services, Dr. Johnson has also completed 210 hours of postgraduate training in animal chiropractic at the Options for Animals program in Wellsville, Kansas. This training has included extensive lecture and practical hands-on training in the chiropractic care of horses and dogs. Dr. Johnson has successfully completed rigorous practical, clinical competency and written exams and has earned certification in Veterinary Chiropractic by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
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Horse Health, Chiropractic and Shock Wave Therapy.
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