Dr. Johnson is a native of Athens, Georgia and has been better known to his family and friends as “Weedy” since he was a toddler. Dr. Johnson attended the University of Georgia as an undergraduate and graduated with honors from the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983.
He was selected as one of only fifteen students vying nationwide for internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. Weedy enjoyed living and working in the Big Apple for a year but was happy to return to Georgia. Moving to Atlanta, Dr. Johnson worked with Dr. Jan Hines at the Alpharetta Animal Hospital for five years. In 1990, Dr. Johnson opened his own practice, the Dunwoody Animal Medical Center.
Dr. Johnson’s older son Ryan graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012 and now lives and works in Atlanta with his beautiful bride, Natalie. His younger son Ben is currently enrolled in the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta Weedy and his family love the Georgia Bulldogs! He and Kim have 2 Labrador Retrievers, Cocoa and Summer, and their crazy Border Collie/Aussie mix, Lulu. Lulu found them as a wet, skinny 10 week old puppy when they were hiking in mountains of North Georgia. She decided they would be good people to go home with! Their orange tabby, KitKat rounds out the group.
An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Johnson appreciates all that nature has to offer. He can often be found hiking and fishing in the mountains of North Georgia, working to enhance wildlife habitats, or scuba diving on vacation with his wife Kim and their five children. He has also been known to occasionally sneak off on his motorcycle for some on and off road adventure riding. Weedy and Kim travel to Santa Fe every summer to attend the opera but they are most happy being at home in Dunwoody with their family and friends.