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Matthew Johnson


Role and Company

Assistant Clinical Professor, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinarian, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine


18 years experience in healthcare


Gainesville, FL

About Matthew

I am a small animal veterinarian. I took the long road to becoming a surgeon after receiving my DVM degree in 1997. After graduating from college I moved to Boston to pursue a dream of competing for the US in rowing at the Olympics. I worked as a general practitioner for three years while training. Unfortunately I was not able to achieve my goal of making the US team. I then turned my attention and focus to achieve back to my career in pursuit of becoming a surgeon. I completed 5 internships (usually 1-2 sometimes 3 is needed for most). I travelled across North America in pursuit of career. If someone is interested in returning to college and pursuing a career in veterinary medicine I believe I could help navigate that course.

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one year ago

How do I connect with Hospital Organizations so I can assist with their Recruiting needs?

Veterinary Recruiters are also becoming more prevalent - if you were looking into any kind of healthcare recruiting. Googling "Veterinary...

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one year ago

Any suggestions on how to start a pet transport business?

I have zero business experience - but am a Veterinarian. I would say there is a need - however the...

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