Who Do We Trust, Among Veterinarians

Veterinarians Practice at:

Pet stores

AutoZone parking lots

Feed stores

Waffle house parking lots

Commoditized spay-neuter surgery mills

Card table shot “Clinics”

Corporate-shareholder franchises

Real estate agent’s offices

Walmart EZ clinics 

All of the above erodes trust in the veterinary ‘profession’, and it ^should^. So many veterinarians are compromising their integrity as the profession is dismantled and commoditized by corporations and franchises…

And then there’s:

corporate veterinarians
Is a veterinarian who just gives shots all day in pet shops going to be current and interested in the work? Or is it about the pay?

Veterinarians at Universities

Private Veterinary Hospitals

Private Specialty Practices

Local Emergency Hospitals

I still practice at a private veterinary hospital where we remove tumors, treat cancer, diagnose and cure diseases, give fluids and test blood, and save and restore lives. 

Who do you trust? 

As a private practitioner with skills to hone and a reputation to build and preserve, I always do what’s best for the patient. Not the shareholders, or a boss. As an independent owner, to remain viable I can simply raise a fee, not push extra inventory and upsell procedures. 

I am a private-practice veterinarian living and breathing advanced medicine and surgery. It isn’t only about vaccinations and spays. For me. 

I am always dedicating myself, my staff and my resources to the clients who can recognize and benefit from the difference. 

Doc Johnson

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.