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Dr. Jerome Bode at Johnson Animal Clinic

Dr. Jerome Bode, DVM

Practice Owner/DVM

Dr. Bode has been with Johnson Animal Clinic for over two decades. He graduated from Auburn University in 1990 and after gaining experience at multiple veterinary clinics

Dr. Bode started practicing at Johnson Animal Clinic in 1995. He became the practice owner in 1998.

Everyone who knows Dr. Bode knows that he is extremely caring, compassionate and honest.

He has always had a strong passion to help pets and their owners with their veterinary needs.

At home, Dr. Bode has two cats of his own, and has always put himself in owners shoes when practicing veterinary medicine.


Dr. Rebecca Hite, DVM


Dr. Becca Hite (formerly Rubenstein)

Born and raised in Louisville, Ky. I graduated from Louisville Male High School in 1998 and persued a bachelors in Animal Science at the University of Kentucky.

After graduating from Auburn University in 2006, I moved to Nashville to work in a 24 hour practice. I was excited to return to my hometown of Louisville in 2008.

I then worked in a small animal practice for a few years. I gained emergency experience at Metropolitan Veterinary Specialist ER for 2 1/2 years.

I started at Johnson Animal Clinic in 2012 and have felt at home ever since! 

I love working with people and have a huge compassion for animals that has continued to fuel my interest in veterinary medicine. My interest encompasses all of small animal practice, but I really enjoy internal medicine and endocrinology. 

My husband Ryan and I have a beautiful daughter and handsome son, 2 scruffy dogs, 2 wiley cats and 6 chickens out in LaGrange Ky! 

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Dr. Brian Murphy, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Brian Murphy was born and raised in Louisville, graduating from Trinity High School in 2004. He then attained a B.A. in biology from Bellarmine University in 2008. Dr. Murphy achieved his veterinary degree from Auburn University in 2013. His veterinary interests include dermatology, endocrinology, and soft-tissue surgery.

Outside of work, Dr. Murphy has been actively involved with Boy Scout Troop 327 at St. Albert the Great Parish. WIth the troop, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout, and has since become an Assistant Scoutmaster. He also enjoys boating, swimming, spending time with family and friends, and is an avid Auburn Football fan. WAR EAGLE! His pet family includes a Labrador Retriever named MIckey. 

Dr. Murphy has been a long-time member of the Johnson Animal Clinic staff, starting as a veterinary assistant back in 2005.