Dr. Heather Johnson received her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in 2004, where she also completed her undergraduate work. She has lived in the Northwest suburbs her entire life and practiced in the western suburbs before joining Mundelein Animal Hospital in 2014. She lives with her husband, Ryan, and their two wonderful daughters who keep them very busy. They have 3 rescued cats named Mozzie, PJ, and Lynx; a rescued black lab mix named Leilani; a hamster named Maui; and various fish. She is passionate about animals and medicine and has known she wanted to be a veterinarian since childhood. She enjoys educating clients about their pet's healthcare and working alongside owners to come up with treatment plans to best meet the pet's and client's needs and lifestyle. She has a special interest in surgery and dentistry and is always eager to learn. She performs Extracapsular repair of ruptured cranial cruciate ligaments and medially luxating patellar. Outside of work, Dr. Johnson enjoys spending time with her family and cheering at her girls' various sports. She and her family love to travel, go boating, and stay active outdoors. She is a member of the AVMA, ISVMA, and CVMA and is Fear Free Certified.