Professor Kenneth Johnson

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Qualifications: MVSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ECVS, FACVSc

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Specialisation: Small Animal Surgery

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Professor Kenneth Johnson is a veterinary graduate of the University of Sydney where he also obtained a Masters and PhD degrees. He completed residency training in surgery at Colorado State University, and then worked in academia as an orthopaedic specialist in the USA, UK and Australia. He has specialist qualifications in surgery as a Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Surgeons, a Diplomate of European College of Veterinary Surgery, as well as being a Fellow of Australian College of Veterinary Scientists.

Recently, he was visiting professor at Cambridge University UK where he has been developing computer navigation in veterinary orthopaedics to improve the accuracy of cruciate surgery in dogs, and also heading the Orthopaedic Service in the University Veterinary Hospital.

In addition, Prof Johnson has organized the AO courses on fracture treatment in Columbus Ohio and Sydney and is a past president of AO VET. Research on osteoarthritis, locked nailing of fractures, greyhound stress fractures and locking implants are among his interests. Prof Johnson initiated and led the development of the first anatomically pre-contoured locking TPLO plates through AO VET. He is the author of over 120 clinical and research publications on orthopaedics, 30 book chapters, as well as several books including the new fifth edition of Piermattei's Surgical Approaches to Bones and Joints of the Dog and Cat. In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology. Recently he was given the WSAVA/Hills Pet mobility award for his contributions to clinical orthopaedics in dogs and cats.