Dr. Jeff Johansson

I am a graduate of the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. After earning my veterinary degree, I completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Washington State University. I worked as an emergency veterinarian in Columbia, SC for 6 years, before relocating to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC in 2007. I have been at REACH since July 2007 and have been part of many exciting changes over the past several years.

In my spare time, I enjoy writing and playing music, reading, traveling, and being outdoors with my wife, Kristin and daughter, Tess. I have recorded five “albums” of original music and have been a part of the live music scene in Asheville since moving here. We are proud to be raising our daughter in a beautiful area with such wonderful community.

Emergency medicine is many things – it can be fast-paced or slow on any given night, some cases can challenge every bit of knowledge gained over the years and still end in frustration, others can be more straightforward and ‘by the book,’ but no two animals are ever the same, and every day is a different set of challenges. I never tire of the ability to serve animals and owners in a time of need, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with so many talented and compassionate people.