March 3, 2022
Southern Veterinary Partners (SVP) is proud to share that Jessica Johnson, Lead Veterinarian of the Dental & Oral Surgery Department at Main Street Veterinary Hospital & Dental Clinic, recently had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry (JOVD).
The peer-reviewed, selective journal of record in its field, JOVD is written quarterly for dental scientists, veterinarians, dentists, and veterinary/dental technicians who are engaged in veterinary dental practice. Dr. Johnson’s article, Characterization and classification of keratinized odontogenic cysts in 29 dogs, was accepted without revisions.
Michael Stephan, DVM, and SVP DVM Program Manager, is ecstatic about this milestone for Dr. Johnson.
“This is a really big deal. Though this is a requirement for Board Certification in Dentistry, which is an arduous three-year-plus journey, this article was accepted on its first submission, which almost never happens,” said Dr. Stephan. “We’re very proud of Dr. Johnson and her work at Main Street.”
Co-authored with Kristin Scott, DVM, DAVDC, and Cindy Bell, DVM, DACVP, this research looks at unusual presentation of an odontogenic cyst. The goal of this year and half long research project was to characterize and classify an unusual group odontogenic cyst that keratinizes, resulting in a unique radiographic and clinical presentation.
The acceptance of this paper is a major milestone in her dental education journey, Dr. Johnson said.
“With this, I have completed all the requirements of a residency in veterinary dentistry,” she said. “Only two specialties in veterinary medicine have multiple board exams: dentistry and ophthalmology. My final hurdle is to pass two of four parts of the second, and final board examination which is an 11-hour practical test.”
Dr. Johnson joined the Main Street Veterinary Hospital team in November of 2016. She received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Arkansas and graduated with honors from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.
About Main Street Veterinary Hospital & Dental Clinic
As an AAHA accredited hospital since 1998, Main Street Veterinary Hospital & Dental Clinic is proud to provide top-quality veterinary care, urgent care, boarding, and grooming to pets in the Flower Mound, Texas community.
As a full-service veterinary office, Main Street Veterinary Hospital offers state-of-the-art testing and diagnostics, routine and advanced surgical procedures, and many other specialties and services to provide pets with the best possible care.
About Southern Veterinary Partners
Southern Veterinary Partners (SVP) is a community of animal hospitals providing the highest quality veterinary care and business resources. With over 300 hospitals across 21 states and 5000 professionals, SVP partners with animal hospitals across the nation to manage the business aspect of medicine, so veterinary teams can focus on what they love – animal care. Founded by veterinarians for veterinarians, SVP’s unique approach and partnerships enhance the quality of animal care as well as opportunities for our teammates. SVP has built data, analytics and business intelligence capabilities that are unprecedented in the veterinary industry. Learn more at www.svp.vet.