Johnnie joined the Heaven at Home team at the start of 2021. He comes from a background in both general practice and emergency medicine, where he found his niche in helping families navigate difficult times with their pets. Johnnie spent his childhood surrounded by animals of all varieties and grew up on rural farms throughout the Midwest and West Coast. Most of his days were spent outdoors trying to befriend stray cats. College ignited a passion for community involvement, and he focused on nonprofit work for several years before returning to his childhood dream of veterinary medicine. In addition to his work with Heaven at Home, Johnnie serves as a relief technician for several Grand Rapids veterinary hospitals–so you may see him around! Outside of the clinic he enjoys crafting, gardening, spending time with his three cats and Boston Terrier, or hitting the trails with his horse. He still periodically follows feral cats around, too.