Dr. Paul Johnston, D.V.M.
Dr. Paul Johnston is a 4th-generation veterinarian, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great grandfather as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He obtained his Honours Bachelor of Science from Trent University in 1994, his Bachelor of Education from Queens in 1995, and culminated his educational experience by graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 2000.
Upon graduation, Dr. Johnston practiced 1 year at Mohawk Raceway in Campbellville, ON on standard-bred racehorses, followed by 1 year at a rural practice in Norwood, ON on small animals and horses. Since, May 2002, Dr. Johnston has proudly worked at Riverside Pet Hospital, and he maintains a small horse-only practice in Peterborough.
Dr. Johnston was born and raised in Peterborough, and still proudly calls it his home. Here, he lives with his wonderful wife, Teresa, and 2 very spoiled, yet fabulous children. His 10-year-old daughter plans to be a sarcasm teacher when she grows up, while his 9-year-old son intends to become a video-game specialist. Along with the people in his life, Dr. Paul is surrounded by 3 household pets: Mumford the cat, Barkley the three-legged cat, and the love of his life, Zora, the 6-year-old Chihuahua/Pomeranian rescue dog. Dr. Johnston also owns many standard-bred racehorses that are kept on the family farm just outside Peterborough.
Dr. Johnston enjoys working with the staff at Riverside Pet Hospital very much. His interests at work include surgery, and he has a strong affinity for small dogs/puppies and kittens. Outside of work, his hobbies include racing horses, playing hockey, and coaching his son’s hockey teams. He enjoys spending as much time with his family and friends as possible, and he enjoys the board game Risk.
Dr. Johnston looks forward to working with you and your pet and welcomes you to Riverside Pet Hospital.