Dr. Lindsey Johnson is a Connecticut native returning to the east coast to join the surgery team at Fairfield Equine Associates. In her early years, Dr. Johnson competed in the hunter-jumpers throughout New England, developing a strong passion for the equine athlete.
While completing her bachelor’s degree in biology at Ithaca College, she was a catcher for the varsity softball team, and participated in undergraduate research with Dr. Jean Hardwick, Ph.D. in the field of neuronal regulation of cardiac function. She then attended The Ohio State University for her veterinary education.
During veterinary school, Dr. Johnson worked with Drs. Ramiro Toribio and Katarzyna Dembek in research projects focusing on equine endocrinology and neonatal sepsis, and she presented portions of these studies at the Merial-NIH Veterinary Scholars Symposium.
Upon matriculation from her academic veterinary training, Dr. Johnson completed a rigorous hospital internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY where she was able to further cultivate an ever-growing interest in equine surgery and a love for the Thoroughbred racehorse.
Dr. Johnson then moved further west and started her large animal surgical residency at Michigan State University, where she published a study with Dr. Sue Holcombe and collaborators, in evaluating clinical responses to a novel post-surgical treatment option for equine patients diagnosed with torsions of the large intestine.
During her residency, Dr. Johnson received specialized training in areas of veterinary medicine including soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, emergency and critical care, diagnostic imaging, and anesthesia from board-certified veterinary specialists. She returns frequently to Rood & Riddle for additional training in surgery, anesthesia, and imaging.
Dr. Johnson’s specific clinical interests include lameness and sports medicine, laparoscopic and abdominal surgery, upper airway procedures, and emergency care.
In her spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys hiking and adventuring with her two beagles, Tommie Sawyer, and Huckleberry Finn, spending time with friends and family, antiquing, and cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes!