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Dr. Wayne M. Johnson
Veterinarian, VMD

As a veterinarian, I especially enjoy surgery, educating owners and children on how to keep their pets healthy, the fun of puppy and kitten visits, and making elderly patients feel like puppies and kittens again. I have had post graduate training in endoscopy, ultrasound, laser surgery and reptile medicine.

I am proud to be a member of the Noblemen, a philanthropic organization which raises money for special needs children in the Tidewater area. Additionally, I helped to form the NoblePets branch of the organization. I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. I am on the board of interviewers for prospective veterinary students at Virginia-Maryland College of veterinary Medicine, as well as being a mentor to two current veterinary students.

When I'm not working at the hospital, or working at home assisting my wife and my son in their duties as local wildlife rehabilitators, I love to surf fish and I enjoy writing. I recently finished my first Fantasy novel, which I hope to have published. We have a Golden Retriever named "Chloe".

I have the most caring and amazingly wonderful staff members here at Birdneck Animal Hospital. I am very lucky to be surrounded by such a fantastic crew. Please feel free to stop by with or without your pet to meet us.

Virginia Beach Animal Hospital

Office Manager

I am a native of Virginia Beach and a Class of 2013 Alumni of Old Dominion University, where I received my B.S. in Biology with a Sociology Minor. I am also currently studying to be a veterinary technician. I love being a part of the Birdneck Animal Hospital team because I get to meet so many new clients and their furry (and some not so furry) children. I enjoy being around animals of all species and currently have many of my own. I have three dogs (Monte, Potain and Roxy), four cats (Lucy, Lady, Yoda, and TJ), and a bearded dragon named Fred.

Also-I of course no longer have Roxy or Monte :( :(

I do however have two dogs-Penny and Potain.

Veterinary Assistant

I was born in Naples, Italy and moved around a few times until my dad retired from the Navy here in Virginia Beach. For as long as I can remember we have always had animals and I loved taking care of them. Ever since I was little I knew that I wanted to help people take care of their animals too. I am so thankful for this opportunity that Birdneck Animal Hospital has given me. I love working with these animals and their families. I have a white German shepherd puppy named Jasmine and I hope to grow my furry family soon.

Veterinary Assistant

Growing up as a veterinarian's son, I have always been around animals. When we moved to Virginia Beach, I wanted to become even more involved in the animal world. I started working in the hospital as a summer job in high school. Also, I have a permit to do wildlife rehabilitation, which has given me an opportunity to meet and care for new kinds of animals including opossums, squirrels and raccoons. I love working at the hospital, and hope to eventually follow in my dad's footsteps and become a veterinarian.

Veterinary Assistant

Growing up in a military family, I moved around a lot when I was younger, but one thing that stayed the same was my love for animals. I love working at Birdneck Animal Hospital because I get to meet some new furry friends. I am an alumni of Old Dominion University's class of 2015 with a B.S. in Biology. I have a miniature schnauzer named, Monte.


I was born in California and moved to the Virginia Beach area when I was little. I have never worked with animals before and I can say I absolutely love seeing everyone's furry friends. I have always loved all kinds of animals. I had many dogs growing up and now I have two lovely dogs, Zoi and Phish, and a sweet baby boy chinchilla named Gizmo.


I am originally from Long Island, NY and moved to Virginia in August 2017. I have always loved working with animals and started my path toward veterinary medicine while working with abused dogs back in NY. While I have not finished my degree yet, I hope to finish in the next year and get license to be an LVT. While looking for jobs in the veterinary field here in Virginia, I came across Dr. Johnson and was impressed by his work ethics as well as the technology he uses and couldn't be happier to have the opportunity to work and learn from him.


I am from Boston Massachusetts and just recently moved to the Virginia Beach area. Growing up I always had one or more dogs so my love for animals started at a very young age. I currently have a super hyper Black Lab Mix named Turbo, who loves hiking and cheering on the Patriots with me! 

Virginia Beach Veterinarian | Birdneck Animal Hospital
508 North Birdneck Rd Suite C
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 355-5694


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Feedback from our clients

  • "Words can not begin to express our gratitude for the care you had given Hunter over the years. When his time came, he watched for you to come through the door and his tail showed his affection towards you. That was most comforting having you there. Thank you.""
  • ""Thank you so much for taking care of Maggie over the years. Y'all are the best and Dr. Johnson, you are the best vet in the world! God bless you all.""
    ~ J.D.
  • ""Your care for my beloved Mattie these last 10n years made her life, and mine much better….God bless each of you for all you did for us and I'm sure for all your other two and four legged patients.""
  • ""Thank you for saving my life." ~T.C."
  • ""I can not express how grateful I am for you and your staff… I appreciate everything you did in Beckham's treatment. He was so lucky to have such a wonderful doctor on his side. Thank you for all you do for the benefit of all our beloved pets.""
  • ""Dr. Johnson - There are no words that can truly capture your kindness.""
  • ""Thank you for the great care you took of Taco and the rest of our family. He is doing great now! He is enjoying running and playing with all four legs again.""
  • ""People who avail themselves of your services at the clinic certainly are blessed to have such a caring staff....bless you and your devoted staff.""
  • ""A sincere thank you for taking such good care of Dulce. We are so thrilled that she is back to her normal self. You gave her the support and care she needed in her darkest hours and kept us confident in her recovery.""
  • ""Just to say how much we appreciate all of you. You all are wonderful people. We feel blessed to have our beloved furry children in your care when they need it. Your professional knowledge and your acts of kindness have a beautiful act all it's own. You are a great vet, compassionate and everything good all in one. You are in our daily prayers.""
  • ""Thank you and all of your staff for the excellent care you gave to my wonderful Abbey, who was so much a part of the family. Thank you for all the advice and support you gave to me these last few months. I don't know how I would have gotten through this without your constant support. I will, and I have highly recommended you to family and friends, as I feel you are the best!""
  • ""Thank you for taking care of my kitty, Slingshot. He is feeling better and better. My Paw-Paw said that you took extra special care of him and I really appreciate it. So, thank you again for taking care of my cat.""
    ~T.B. (age 6)
  • ""Dr. Johnson, I don't know why you decided to move here from your home in New Jersey, but I absolutely believe it was so you could help me and Mickey. I know coming to someone's home is not what a typical veterinarian would do, but you are obviously an extraordinary man in a world filled with ordinary men….On top of that, your sensitive and wonderful handwritten note arrived and touched my heart…You are one of those quiet, unheralded champions who make life easier for everyone you touch.""
  • ""Thank you so much for taking care of Lola when she had her reaction, and your office was already closed. I know you took time away from yourself and your family and I really appreciate it.""
  • ""Thank you for giving me more time with my best friend. We are all so grateful.""
  • ""Thank you for all of your support for Maxine during her illness. All was very much appreciated and will always be remembered. I have related to all my friends of what a great doctor and staff at Birdneck Animal Hospital.""
  • ""Thank you for taking such good care of me over the last 4 years. I am doing well and both legs and feet feel great. You sis an awesome job on me Dr. Johnson, and I'm gonna have a great year this year and I hope to see you only for my check up. You guys are the best!""
  • "We can't thank you enough for the wonderful and loving care you gave to"Budkus" while he was in your care. He was so little and so sick and we were so scared for him. Each and every one of the staff members made us feel like we had the only dog in the world. Like nothing else mattered except getting "Budkus" well again. Our deepest gratitude to all of you for the excellent care and attention we received, for your encouragement, comfort, and understanding, and most importantly for saving his life! Thank you so much.""
    ~ J.,B.,C.