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Beth Johnson DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Beth Johnson obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University. After a year rehabilitating wildlife in Sanibel Island, Florida, Dr. Johnson continued her education with a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, CT followed by a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. After obtaining board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dr. Johnson remained at the University of Tennessee as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine for 5 years before moving to Charleston, SC.

Dr. Johnson understands that animals can’t communicate or comprehend hospitals and medical procedures in the same way we do. She therefore prioritizes maximizing comfort and reducing stress during exams and procedures. She has practiced veterinary medicine both as a house call provider and an in-clinic provider, where her goal is best medicine with an emphasis on quality of life.

Outside of work, Dr. Johnson can be found with her wife, Gretchen, and their own four-legged family, Wilbur, Winston, Maggie, Dewey, Una-Shrimp and Sophie, running, boating, reading a good book or still exploring all of the adventure Charleston has to offer.


Publications, Grants and Research

Strand E, Johnson BM. Peer-Assisted Communication Training: Veterinary Students as Simulated Clients and Communication Skills Trainers, JVME.

Johnson BM, Fry MM, Flatland B, et al. Comparison of a human portable blood glucose monitor, veterinary portable blood glucose monitor, and automated chemistry analyzer for measurement of blood glucose concentrations in dogs, JAVMA 235:11, 2009.

Johnson BM, DeNovo RC, Mears EA. Canine Megaesophagus. In: Bonagura JD, Twedt DC, eds. Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XIV. St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier, 2009; 486-492.

Holford AL, Tobias KM, Bartges JW, Johnson BM. Adrenal response to adrenocorticotrophic hormone in dogs before and after surgical attenuation of a single congenital portosystemic shunt. JVIM 22; 4, 2008.

American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation ACORN Grant 2006

“The Effect of Dexamethasone on Post-operative Hypoglycemia in Dogs with Portosystemic Shunts”