Dr. Ellie Johnson is one of the practice owners, the Medical Director and a practicing veterinarian at Woodland Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Johnson grew up in Rhode Island and then moved across the country to California to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She was so happy with her choice to attend UC Davis that she stayed here through her undergraduate studies, veterinary school, and now for her professional career. She has been part of the WVH family since 2001. In 2012, she was invited to join Dr. Dennie in ownership of Woodland Vet and she is excited to now be one of the practice owners along with doctors Dennie and Rode. Dr. Johnsons love for animals is reflected in her hobbies as well as in her career choice. When she isnt here taking care of our patients and their families, she is at home managing her small farm and riding her horses. She grew up on a horse farm and she continues to surround herself with horses. She raises and trains Dutch Warmblood sport horses using natural horsemanship techniques. She is also an accomplished Dressage rider who is interested in using her understanding of animal behavior to improve the partnership with her horses. It is a dream of hers to bring a horse that she raised and trained from birth to the highest level of dressage. Dr. Johnsons farm menagerie includes four horses: Eva, Fleur, Russha, and A la mode; two Vizsla dogs named Tiki and Jumper; Daphne, the pointer; Grey Cat, the stray; some fancy Bantam chickens; and an unnamed koi fish. Needless to say, this family keeps her very busy when she isnt here at Woodland Vet! Dr. Johnson feels blessed to be so passionate about all aspects of her life. Veterinary medicine is an amazing experience for her every day. Connecting with owners to help care for their pets is one of the highlights of her job. Learning something new every day is another highlight for her. She also feels very fortunate to have all of her pets including her horses at home with her. Riding is a form of meditation for her and she loves just being in the moment with the horses.