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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Heather Johnson
Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. Heather Johnson’s very first dog, a scruffy Labrador mix named Lucky, is the sole reason that she became a veterinarian. Seeing the best parts of herself reflected in Lucky’s eyes gave her an insight into the incredible power of the human-animal bond—Dr. Johnson vowed to protect and nurture those relationships for all pet owners. Now, she’s proud to own and operate Cedar Veterinary Clinic!

Dr. Johnson grew up in Cedar City and earned her Bachelor’s degree in biology from Southern Utah University in 2008. She attended Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to study veterinary care, graduating as a veterinarian in 2012, and then began practicing as an Associate Veterinarian in St. George, Utah. Five years later, Dr. Johnson decided to return to her hometown and pursue practice ownership—she purchased Cedar Veterinary Clinic in 2018 when the previous owner retired, and she hasn’t looked back since!

As a vet, Dr. Johnson enjoys challenging internal medicine cases, soft-tissue surgical work, and dentistry. Her favorite thing to do is educate pet parents and provide preventative health care; it’s very rewarding to keep a pet happy and healthy before any problems arise.

Away from the office, Dr. Johnson likes getting her hands dirty in her garden, fishing, and trapshooting—she’s even a member of the Utah State Women’s Trapshooting Team. Dr. Johnson and her husband, Carl, share their lives with two high-spirited Brittany Spaniels, Oakley and Birdie, who love to sniff out birds under bushes and run circles around their owners.

  • Melissa Paisley ArnoldMelissa Paisley Arnold

    Dr. Thinnes is a very kind man! Our animals will never be seen by anyone else!🤗

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  • Darla Shedron-EasleyDarla Shedron-Easley

    Heather is absolutely fantastic! My lab (Hope) was very sick with a uterine infection which was killing her this past winter. Hope's 8 years old (considered too old by some to risk operating on). However, Heather immediately recommended operating to save Hope's life. There was NO hesitation and she took care of Hope that very day! Heather and staff stayed late that evening to look after Hope's needs. Knowing how worried I was about my girl, Heather contacted me to let me know how Hope was doing. My pup has since recovered and is like a new dog - rejuvenated, happy and healthy! I can't say enough good about the skill, dedication and compassion of this clinic and all their staff! Thank you for your hard work and determination!

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  • Anna Liza Bayhon NeedhamAnna Liza Bayhon Needham

    love my babies veterinarian

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  • Margaret CarterMargaret Carter

    They were good to get my sick kitty in ASAP. Everyone there is caring and takes the time to explain things to you. They also treat the animals the way I treat my animals with love and respect for their anxiety and pain or illness. They do not do a cursory exam and then hurry to get you out of there so they can get on to the next patient. The office is clean and welcoming.

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  • Sandi BettridgeSandi Bettridge

    Heather is so good with the animals, she knows what she is doing and is so kind and caring.

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533 North Airport Road
Cedar City, UT 84720
t: (435) 586-3400

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8AM-5PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed