Tiffany Johnson, Veterinarian - Specialty Intern


Department: Surgical Oncology
Undergrad School: Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St. Kitts, WI
Clinical year: Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine, College Station, TX
Rotating Internship: Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, Tucson, AZ
Surgical Internship: Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, Dallas, TX and Austin Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center, Austin, TX
Surgical Oncology Internship: VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital

Why do you choose to work towards the specialty of small animal surgery?
My enthusiasm and intrigue are driven by the challenge a surgeon holds to be a leader that is both technically skilled and able to act in the moment by drawing on a strong knowledge base. I find substantial gratification in being able to derive solutions when treating patients. I have also learned to pay particular attention to detail. Having observed a variety of surgical treatments for similar diseases processes, I find it exciting to learn all of the different techniques that have similar outcomes.

Why do you choose to work at VCA West Coast?
I believe that a team-oriented and collaborative approach to medicine in a multi-specialty clinical environment helps expand your knowledgebase and practice of quality medicine, which VCA West Coast offers. I look forward to the challenges as well as the knowledge gained from working in this unique multi-specialty hospital, with core values including, but not limited to, teamwork, integrity, compassion, empathy, kindness, efficiency and respect.

Part of VCA West Coast's mission is to help advance the profession of veterinarian medicine, how do you contribute or hope to in the future?
I hope to contribute to the overall advancement of veterinary medicine and surgery through research and teaching. Through research, I feel fortunate to be able to continue to add to the knowledge base and I find it very rewarding to be able to contribute to the field of veterinary medicine. 

VCA West Coast has core values, which one relates best to you?
Teamwork, Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Accountability, Passion, Initiative, Kindness, Gratitude, Efficiency, Teaching, Empathy, Reliability 


What do you enjoy doing outside of being a veterinarian?

 When time allows, I enjoy hiking with my two dogs, as well as any outdoor activity such as going to the beach, live music concerts, volleyball, and snowboarding/skiing.
Tiffany Johnson

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