Dr. Tabitha Johnston was raised in Portland, OR. She attended Oregon State University for her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences and also received a minor in Chemistry. She then spent another 4 years in Corvallis for veterinary school and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She started practicing small animal medicine (dogs and cats) with relief work in the Portland area and then moved to Central Oregon in 2016 to be closer to family (and away from the rain!).

Dr. Johnston has a particular interest in dermatology as well as reproductive medicine (theriogenology). She was honored to present her research on estrus induction and litter size at the 7th International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction in Whistler, Canada in 2012. She loves all animals, and is working to gain more experience with chickens and other non-traditional pets. She enjoys educating clients and helping their furry friends live up to the enormous role they play in our lives.

Tabitha lives in Bend with her husband, two boys- Aaron (4) and Lincoln (1), 3 cats (Carbon, Silver, and Meowi), a Lab-Vizsla Mix (Duke), a Chihuahua Jack Russell Mix (Diezel), two rats (Tip and Whistle), and a menagerie of farm animals. When she’s not working, she’s riding her Belgian Warmblood dressage mare, Takroos, or playing with her boys outside. She has never lived somewhere with so many blue sky days and intends on taking advantage of every single one!