Dr. Lyn Johnson
Dr. Johnson has always considered Bartlesville her home. She grew up in Bartlesville until her father’s position with Phillips 66 moved the family first to Germany, then to Sweeny, Texas where she graduated from high school. College took her to Rome, Georgia for two years before returning to Texas A&M University where she earned a B.S. degree in Biomedical Science in 1983. Dr. Johnson graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.
After working in a small animal practice in Norman, Oklahoma for two years, Dr. Johnson joined the staff at Bartlesville Animal Hospital in 1989. She returned to Texas A&M University in 1996 for three years, pursuing graduate studies in animal behavior. After practicing in Tulsa for a few years, she came back home to Bartlesville and Bartlesville Animal Hospital.
Dr. Johnson is a member of several professional and vocational organizations, including American Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and multiple dog training clubs.
While still in veterinary school, Dr. Johnson became involved in breeding, training, and showing dogs. This hobby soon became her passion and lead to her fascination with animal behavior. She is constantly striving to find ways to handle her patients with the least amount of stress and anxiety. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is educating pet owners and helping them understand their pets a little bit better. Dr. Johnson has a special interest in cats and their diseases, exotic and small caged pets, as well as animal behavior. She does behavioral consultations, often as part of a house call, treating a wide variety of aggression, anxiety, and destructive problems. She loves speaking to groups, particularly children, about pet care, behavior, and training. Dr. Johnson currently writes a pet care column for the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise.
Dr. Johnson currently shares her home with a pack of Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Shetland Sheepdogs, and a Gordon Setter. In a dog career that spans over 25 years, Dr. Johnson and her dogs have earned over 150 titles in obedience, rally, agility, conformation, musical freestyle, and herding. She currently teaches obedience classes for the Obedience Training Club of Bartlesville and agility classes for Companion Dog School of Tulsa. She is an agility judge for the United Kennel Club and the Teacup Dog Agility Association. She is a co-founder of Green Country Pembroke Welsh Corgi Rescue, which rescues and finds homes for an average of 25-30 corgis annually.