Dr. Jeff Johansson

I am a graduate of the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. After my veterinary degree, I completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Washington State University. I enjoyed life in the northwest, but found myself longing for family, friends, and the natural beauty of the southeast. In 2001, I took a position as an associate veterinarian at an emergency hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, and have since been focused on emergency medicine and critical care. In 2007, my wife and I relocated to Asheville, and I have been part of the R.E.A.C.H. of Asheville team since January 2007.

In my spare time, I enjoy writing and playing music, reading, traveling, and being outdoors. I am an avid enthusiast of blues music and how the music of the South has had such a profound influence on world music and history. I have traveled extensively in the U.S. and Europe and spent two years in southern Sweden, studying Swedish language and culture.

Emergency medicine is many things – it can be fast-paced or slow on any given night, some cases can challenge every bit of knowledge gained over the years and still end in frustration, others can be more straightforward and ‘by the book,’ but no two animals are ever the same, and every night is a different set of challenges. I never tire of the ability to serve animals and owners in a time of great need, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with so many talented and compassionate people.