Hours
Mon, Thurs: 8AM - 8PM
Tues, Wed, Fri: 8AM - 6PM
Sat: 8AM - 1PM, Sun: CLOSED

Important:

We wanted to provide an update regarding the COVID-19 virus situation. The safety and health of our community, including our clients and staff, is of the utmost importance to us. In efforts to protect our clients and staff, we are closely monitoring the situation and are practicing caution and cleanliness to ensure a healthy environment at the clinic. We are asking that any clients who have a compromised immune system, or any signs of illness, to practice social distancing at this time.

We are allowing clients in the building and can accommodate 5 people in our lobby at a time.

Masks are required and we will check your temperature at check-in. We are available to answer medical questions via telephone or email. We are also recommending everyone who is avoiding contact to use our online pharmacy at this time for medication/food refills. We offer Televet if you would like to utilize telemedicine for minor issues. Stay safe.

Doctors


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 is a St. Xavier High School graduate who always knew he would persue a career in veterinary medicine.  

He graduated with his veterinary degree from Auburn University in 1990. After gaining experience at multiple veterinary clinics in Louisville he started practicing at Johnson Animal Clinic in 1995.

In 1998 Dr. Bode became the owner of Johnson Animal Clinic and poured his all into accomodating clients and their pets. Dr. Bode has always surrounded himself with doctors and staff that share the same passion for providing above and beyond care. Anyone who knows Dr. Bode knows that he is extremely experienced, caring, compassionate and honest. He has always put himself in owners shoes when practicing veterinary medicine.

At home, Dr. Bode and his wife Jennifer have three cats of thier own named Monkey, Tabitha and Tango. They have two adult children, John and Alexis. 

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Dr. Rebecca Hite, DVM

Veterinarian

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.