Clayton Johnson, DVM, a partner and veterinarian at Carthage Veterinary Services in Carthage, Ill., will receive the 2020 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award in September. He joins a growing and illustrious list of veterinarians who have received the award, which is presented at the annual Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in St. Paul, Minn.
Johnson’s international reputation is built upon a foundation of creating bio-economic models of PRRSv and PEDv management strategies. His expertise in the training and development of veterinarians makes him a sought-after consultant. Johnson also is well known internationally—particularly in China and SE Asia—as a consultant for companies looking to expand or improve their production processes. Johnson believes sound science can reveal the causes of perplexing production issues.
“I love getting to the root cause by stripping away confounding information,”. “Walking the line between the perfection of the laboratory and the practicality of commercial production is the sweet spot for me.”Clayton Johnson
Johnson completed his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2008 at the University of Illinois. He joined Carthage Veterinary Services in 2016 following a variety of positions with The Maschhoffs, LLC, which doubled its production during Johnson’s tenure. He is licensed to practice in five states and is charged with providing leadership to Carthage’s eleven-member team of swine veterinarians as well as improving the practice’s audit processes and data collection efforts. Johnson and his wife, Ali, have two children.
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