In the News
VETERINARY TIPS FROM DR. JOHNSON ON CHRIS STAFFORD RADIO
Listen to Soundcloud audio clips of her vet tips here.
DR. JOHNSON PUBLISHES ARTICLE IN EQUINE VETERINARY JOURNAL
Dr. Jenny Johnson and two colleagues had a case report published in the Equine Veterinary Journal. For now, you can read the abstract for "Shockwave therapy for treatment of a burn injury in a horse," here.
DR. JOHNSON INVITED TO SPEAK AT HOLISTIC VETERINARY MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM AT UC DAVIS
Dr. Johnson has been invited to speak on Equine Chiropractic Care and Equine Shockwave Therapy at the 12th Annual Holistic Veterinary Medicine Club (UC Davis) Symposium, held on May 26th, 2012 on the campus of the Veterinary School at The University of California at Davis. Check out the program and website here.
DR. JOHNSON NAMED REGULAR VETERINARY CONTRIBUTOR ON JUMPINGRADIO.COM
Check out her vet tips from the show.
APPLIED KINESIOLOGY AND FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY SEMINAR
Dr. Johnson attends Applied Kinesiology and Functional Neurology seminar presented by Health Pioneers in Winfield, IL, May 2012. The seminar provides 24 hours of specialized education in neurology and applied kinesiology for the veterinary chiropractor.
DR. JOHNSON ATTENDS WESTERN VETERINARY CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS
In February 2012, Dr. Johnson attended the 84th Annual Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The Western Veterinary Conference is the largest gathering of Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians in the world, with 14,874 in attendance in 2012. Nearly 950+ hours of cutting-edge programming covering a wide spectrum of topics and species with specially designed courses for the Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician, and Practice Manager.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF EQUINE PRACTITIONERS CONVENTION
Dr. Johnson attends the 57th Annual American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention in San Antonio, TX, in November, 2011. The convention program annually features the latest in techniques and treatments in many areas of equine veterinary medicine, providing a comprehensive educational experience. More on the AAEP here.
SUPPORT GREYSAVE GREYHOUND RESCUE WITH DR. JOHNSON IN MAY
Dr. Jenny Johnson will have a booth at the annual GreySave picnic on May 22nd at the Veterans' Memorial Park in Sierra Madre. The event will feature fun games for dog and human, health clinics, adoptable dogs with their foster families, auctions and raffles, delicious food, and tons of vendors and merchandise booths, including Dr. Johnson's. Register by May 21! Visit the event's official website here for more information.
DR. JOHNSON ATTENDS THE FIRST NORTH AMERICAN VETERINARY REGENERATIVE MEDICINE CONFERENCE
The conference consisted of 2 full days of scientific presentations, live demonstrations and discussion sessions on all aspects of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine in horses and other animals. The conference brought together practitioners and researchers on the cutting edge of this emerging technology. "It was a wonderful conference." - Dr. Johnson.
To read more about the conference, you can visit the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine website here and their news release here.
DR. JOHNSON FEATURED IN THE MARCH 2009 ISSUE OF "CALIFORNIA RIDING MAGAZINE"
Dr. Jenny Johnson, VMD, started Oakhill Shockwave in 2004 as a way to make shockwave therapy readily accessible to the equines of Southern California. Located in the Los Angeles area’s Calabasas, Dr. Johnson delivers the highest quality care at the horse’s own barn in conjunction with local veterinary practitioners. Read the full article here.
SHOCKWAVE THERAPY AND DR. JOHNSON FEATURED IN THE MARCH/APRIL 2008 ISSUE OF "HORSE SHOWBIZ MAGAZINE"
Many of us have heard the term shockwave therapy, some of us have used shockwave therapy to treat injuries in our horses, but how much do we really know about the principles behind this innovative treatment? Jump to page 56 in the digital version here.
DR. JOHNSON FEATURED IN FEBRUARY 2008 ISSUE OF "THE EQUESTRIAN NEWS"
Calabasas veterinarian Dr. Jenny Johnson is bringing a new kind of healing to horses and other animals throughout California: shockwave therapy. A veterinarian with 20 years of experience and a competititve rider as well, Dr. Johnson understands the physical and mental demands placed on the equine athlete. Download the article here.
JENNY E. JOHNSON, VMD ATTENDS EQUINE VETERINARY CONVENTION
Jenny E. Johnson, VMD of Calabasas, CA, recently attended the American Association of Equine Practitioners' 53rd Annual Convention, the world's premier continuing education meeting for equine veterinarians. The convention, held in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 1-5, offered veterinarians the latest advances in equine health care. Scientific sessions, practice management seminars and hands-on workshops on topics ranging from infectious disease to lameness were attended by an international gathering of over 2,400 veterinary professionals. Many of the sessions focused on providing new equine health care techniques that can be applied immediately to a veterinarian's daily practice.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, the AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its over 9,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.
10TH INTERNATIONAL ISMST MEETING, TORONTO, CANADA
Dr. Johnson has recently returned from the 10th Annual International Society for Musculoskeletal Shockwave Therapy Congress, held this year in Toronto, Canada. This is an organization comprised largely of human orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors and physio-therapists from Europe, Canada, South America, and Asia, where shockwave therapy is widely used in human medicine. This annual meeting is held to bring together the experts in the field and share the most recent research in shockwave therapy and it's applications in musculoskeletal treatments.
One of the most exciting areas that shockwave is being used is in the treatment of large wounds and burns. Surgeons from the U.S. Navy are starting a project called the Combat Wound Initiative in which they are using shockwave therapy to treat major wounds and burns suffered by U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. This project will be carried out at Bethesda Naval Hospital and Walter Reed Hospital. There have been several European reports of success in treating large wounds, including infected wounds, with shockwave therapy. The applications for this in veterinary medicine are huge. Shockwave therapy has been shown to significantly reduce the tissue necrosis suffered in wounds that have poor blood supply. This has substantial applications in both equine and companion animal medicine.
Another exciting area of research was on the effects of shockwave therapy on the physis or growth plates of young animals. Depending on the dose and energy level, shockwave therapy can either stimulate closure of the physis or stimulate continued growth of the bone. A non-invasive approach to helping to correct angular limb deformities would be a vast improvement over the current surgical methods. More research is ongoing in this area and we will keep you informed of any new findings.