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About Us

  • Dr. Jessica Johnson
  • BAgrSc, MVB, MRCVS, Dipl. ECVS, DVMS
  • Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation


Dr Jessica Johnson graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (MVB) in Veterinary Medicine from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, in 2011 and went on to complete equine internships in: Dubai Equine Hospital, Troytown Equine Hospital in Ireland, and University College Dublin Veterinary Hospital (UCD VH).

Subsequently, following nine months in private equine practice in Northern Ireland, she returned again to the UCD VH in 2014 where she completed a 3-year residency to become a European Specialist in Large Animal Surgery. Alongside, she completed a Doctorate of Veterinary Medical Specialization (DVMS). Her special areas of research include ultrasound-guided injection techniques in the horse, and pre-surgical disinfection of the equine hoof.

  • In Vitro Comparison of two Single Layer Hand Sewn End‐to‐End Anastomosis Techniques in Normal Equine Jejunum.

March 2018 – present

Senior Clinical Veterinarian – Surgery

Equine Veterinary Medical Center, Doha, Qatar

July 2014 – July 2017

Large Animal Surgery Residency and Doctorate of Veterinary Medical Specialization Program

University College Dublin VH, Dublin, Ireland

July 2013 – April 2014


Auburn Equine Clinic, Antrim, Northern Ireland

July 2012 – June 2013

Equine Internship

University College Dublin Veterinary Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Jan 2012 – Jun 2012

Equine Internship

Troytown Equine Hospital, Kildare, Ireland

June 2011 – December 2012

Equine Internship

Dubai Equine Hospital, Dubai, U.A.E

2014 - 2017

Doctorate of Veterinary Medical Specialization

University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine

2006 - 2011

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine: First Class Honors

University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine

2002 - 2006

Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Animal Science: First Class Honors

University College Dublin, Faculty of Agriculture, Food & the Environment

Derham A, O’Leary JM, Johnson JP, Kearney, C (2018). Surgical repair of a depressed, comminuted zygomatic arch fracture in a Thoroughbred foal using a locking compression plate. Submitted to Equine Veterinary Education April 2018.

Jeawon SS, O’Leary JM, Johnson JP, Hoey SE, Duggan VE (2017). Septic peritonitis secondary to a perforating gastric foreign body in an Irish Sport Horse gelding. Equine Veterinary Education. “HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1111/EVE.12865”

Johnson JP, Peckham RK, Rowan C, Wolfe A, O’leary JM (2017). Ultrasound – guided inferior alveolar nerve block in the horse: a validation of the extraoral approach in cadavers. Accepted for publication by Equine Veterinary Dentistry as Original Research 10/2017.

Johnson JP, Stack JD, Rowan C, Handel I, O’Leary JM (2017). Ultrasound – guided approach to the cervical facet joints in horses: a validation of the technique in cadavers. Veterinary Comparative Orthopedics and Traumatology 2/2017.

Johnson J, Messier S, Meulyzer M, Vinardell T, Marcoux M, David F (2015) Effect of Presurgical Iodine-Based Disinfection on Bacterial Colonization of the Equine Peripodal Region. Veterinary Surgery; 44, 756-762. This paper was also included in Equine Veterinary Education’s November 2015 Issue in “Highlights of Recent Clinically Relevant Papers”.

Johnson J,More S, Collins J, Duggan V (2012). Disease Transmission Potential at Equine Events in Ireland. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science; 32 (10S): S91.