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LMU’S JOHNSON RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION
January 24, 2013 - Jason Johnson, assistant professor of veterinary medicine and medical director of the Large Animal Teaching and Research Center for Lincoln Memorial University’s (LMU) proposed College of Veterinary and Comparative Medicine (CVCM), has recently received two national recognitions. Johnson is one of 10 veterinarians nationwide to be selected for the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Future Leaders Program and has been named to Veterinary Practice News’s “25 Vets to Watch in our 25th Year” list.
The year-long program Future Leaders Program, created by the AVMA and supported by Pfizer Animal Health, will help develop leadership skills in the selected group of volunteer leaders for the future of the AVMA and other veterinary groups. This is the second year for the Future Leaders Program. Johnson was chosen from among approximately 60 AVMA member nominees who had graduated from veterinary school within the last 15 years.
“I have always felt it is important to be intimately involved in organized veterinary medicine and I’m proud to participate in the AVMA Future Leaders Program,” said Johnson. “I hope the program will unveil my inadequacies, refine my leadership and communication skills and equip, embolden and envision me to best represent the AVMA in future capacities.
Veterinary Practice News identified 25 up-and-coming veterinarians to watch in honor of the publication’s 25th anniversary. In their profile of Johnson the magazine cited a You Tube video in which Johnson recounted that in pursuit of his work on food animal production and food security, he’s “befriended chiefs with spears, knives, bows and arrows and AR-15s. I’ve been given five goats, and countless numbers of chickens,” he continued. “I’ve been kicked, bitten, scratched, stomped, tipped, slipped, hit, bonked, thrown, defecated upon, urinated upon, run over, run down, thrown down and smitten by animals across the globe. And I love it. Such is our profession.”
Johnson is a 2003 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and a diplomate in the American College of Theriogenologists (the branch of veterinary medicine concerned with reproduction). Johnson completed a three-year residency at Auburn University in food animal theriogenology, earning a master’s degree. Johnson is a native of Luverne, Ala.
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