Hours
Monday- Friday: 8AM-6PM
Saturday: 8AM - 1PM, Sunday: CLOSED

Office Update:

Dear clients,

Starting December 1st, 2021, we will be closing the clinic down Monday-Friday between 12:30-1:30pm. This is to give the staff time for lunch, to clean, and to reset for the rest of the day. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have had a higher volume of appointments and need to value our staff's dedication with an uninterrupted break. 

Important Covid-19 Update:

For the health and safety of everyone we are currently requiring only one person per household (with the exception of children) to accompany your pet for their appointment and that social distancing protocol is still practiced throughout the clinic. This means there still is a limited capacity for waiting in our lobby. However, the use of face masks and coverings is now optional in our facility but highly recommended for clients that have not been vaccinated. If you have any questions feel free to contact our office, as providing the best care for your pet is always our top priority. For information regarding the Elanco Statement of Safety of Seresto®, please visit our Resources page under Forms.

We apologize for any inconvenience regarding these updates and appreciate your understanding during this time!

Doctors


Dr. Bode

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 pursued 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.

Dr. Reynolds

Dr. Julie Reynolds

DVM

A Kentucky native, Dr. Julie Reynolds attended the University of Kentucky (Go Cats!) to obtain her Bachelors degree in Animal Science. She then attended Auburn University to obtain her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (War Eagle!). After graduating veterinary school in May 2019 she married her husband, Austin, in June. They then made the move from Auburn, AL back to their home state of Kentucky. Looking for a new adventure they decided to move to a city they’d never lived in and chose the fun filled city of Louisville!

Dr. Reynolds and her husband Austin live in J-town with their 2 dogs - a mutt named Ramsey and a greyhound named Roo. Dr. Reynolds loves all aspects of veterinary medicine and has a passion for building relationships with both the pet and owners. She also enjoys soft tissue surgery, anxiety related behavior issues, and dermatology. In her free time you can find Dr. Reynolds hiking with her pups, boating on the lake, watching Kentucky and Auburn games, and spending quality time with her friends and family.