Dr. Johnson, "The Udder Doctor", resides in Clintonville, Wisconsin. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 1976. Dr. Johnson owned and operated Total Herd Management Services, Inc. for almost 20 years until he sold and dissolved it in 2006. He is currently employed as Herd Health and Wellness Veterinarian at Grande Milk Marketing, LLC in Brownsville, Wisconsin.
Dr. Johnson is a dairy consultant who has consulted in 26 countries and 45 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 currently serves as a Board of Director of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) and was President of the National Mastitis Council (NMC). He lectures at many State, National, and International meetings. His articles are frequently seen in most of the dairy publications.
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. At the 2003 AABP convention, he was awarded Merial and Dairy Quality Assurance "Quality Veterinarian Award". In 2004 he received National Mastitis Council's Distinguished Service Award.
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