Dr. Gary Johnson, DVM, CEO, CMO

Also known as “Professor Gadget.” Personality of a Jack Russell Terrier. Obsessed with stand-up paddling, sport motorcycles and internet shopping. Espresso nut and wine snob.

Dr. Gary Johnson is a graduate (and fair weather football fan) of Ohio State University. Upon graduation, Dr. Johnson moved to Southern California, and within a few years, he purchased Dana Niguel Veterinary Hospital at the original site on Pacific Coast Highway and Golden Lantern. In 1989, Dr. Johnson built the existing building and moved the practice down Coast Highway. Dr. Johnson takes great pride in using the latest technology (hence his “Professor Gadget” moniker!) to help him diagnose even the most difficult cases. Dr. Johnson is trained in ultrasound, laparoscopic procedures and physical rehabilitation.

Dr. Johnson loves going to work each day and feels blessed to have such a well-trained and caring staff!