Dr. Johnson, "The Udder Doctor", resides in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He currently is employed by Grande Cheese Company as their Herd Health and Wellness veterinarian and does private consulting worldwide on milk quality issues. For over 35 years he operated his consulting business called, Total Herd Management Services, Inc. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 1976.
Dr. Johnson is a dairy consultant who has consulted in 30 countries and 46 states. He has consulted on dairies ranging from 20 to over 20,000 dairy cows. His specialties are quality milk production, new parlor design and performance, and cow comfort. He chaired the NMC sub-committee on milking machine evaluation and developed the new airflow protocols that have become the US standards.
Dr. Johnson is very active in many organizations in the dairy profession. Dr Johnson served as a Board of Director of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), was President of the National Mastitis Council (NMC) and was President of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA). He lectures at many State, National, and International meetings. Dr. Johnson organizes and teaches the popular Seminar 1 at AABP on Milk Quality. His articles are frequently seen in most of the dairy publications as well as scientific journals.
Dr. Johnson received the American Association of Bovine Practitioners highest award of Practitioner of the Year in 1998. In 1989, he also received the AABP award for Excellence in Preventative Medicine. In 1994, he was awarded Wisconsin Veterinarian of the Year. He was named "Quality Veterinarian of the Year" in 2003 at the AABP meeting. In September 2013, he was named one of the 20 most influential veterinarians in North America by Bovine Veterinarian Magazine at AABP annual meeting. In January 2019 Dr. Johnson received the NMC Award of Excellence for Contributions in Mastitis Prevention and Control at the annual meeting in Savannah Georgia. This is their highest award given to an individual internationally for improving milk quality. This award has been given 8 times in their 58 year history.
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