Dr. Clay Johnson was born and raised in the heart of Virginia on a beautiful Black Angus cattle farm. As soon as he was old enough to understand what a job was, he had already decided on pursing veterinary medicine. Clay was surrounded by animals from a young age, being a farm boy, and began working at the local Veterinarians office and farm in 6th grade. Here his interest in becoming a vet was further influenced from bottle feeding fawns to hatching ostrich eggs. Clay went on to study Biology with a focus in cytogenetics at Virginia Tech and received a Bachelor’s of Science. After graduation, He continued working on his research at VT studying the molecular mechanisms of cancer cell physiology. The following year, Clay was then accepted to the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, where he tracked companion and food animal medicine. While in anatomy lab Clay met and fell in love with his wife, Dr. Breanna Johnson. He is a proud military spouse, as his wife serves our country as a Captain in the U.S. Army Vet Corps.
Clay is excited to join our practice and give back to the community by upholding the AMC’s mission of providing your animals with the highest standard of care. He has a special interest in internal medicine and surgery, along with equine and food animal health care. As lifelong caver and avid backpacker, Clay enjoys all outdoor activities with a focus in rock climbing, hiking, and fly fishing. He and his wife are thrilled to move to Colorado to practice veterinary medicine and enjoy the vast wilderness the Mid-West has to offer.