Rebecca Johnson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate Amercan College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (DACVAA), Clinical Professor - Anesthesia and Pain Management

rebecca.johnson@wisc.edu

Department of Surgical Sciences
Office: 4466

Rebecca Johnson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate Amercan College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (DACVAA), Clinical Professor - Anesthesia and Pain Management

Titles and Education

  1. Current position:
    Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesia and Pain Management, University of Wisconsin
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, 1997

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Veterinary Science (emphasis: Respiratory Neurobiology), University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2002
    Master of Science (MS), Veterinary Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1997
    Residency Program in Veterinary Anesthesiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1997
    Small Animal Rotating Internship, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, Akron, OH, 1994
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), cum laude, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1993

Research

The main goal of my research is study new and more efficacious means of providing anesthesia and analgesia to exotic and laboratory animal species. My lab focuses on improving pharmacologic options and techniques to improve animal care in client owned pets as well as research animals

Clinical Interests

Dr. Johnson's clinical interests include anesthesia and pain managment of exotic and laboratory animal species as well as the continuing clinical education of veterinary technicians and practicing veterinarians.

Recent Publications

  1. Radkey DI, Writt VE, Snyder LBC, Jones BG, Johnson RA (2019). Gastrointestinal effects following acupuncture at Pericardium-6 and Stomach-36 in healthy dogs: a pilot study. J Sm Anim Prac 60(1): 38-43. PMID: 302811551.

  2. Allen MR, Johnson RA (2018). Evaluation of self-injurious behavior, thermal sensitivity, food intake, fecal output, and pica after injection of three buprenorphine formulations in rats (Rattus norvegicus). Am J Vet Res 79(7): 697-703. PMID: 29943638.

  3. Johnson RA, Kierski KR, Jones BG (2017). Gastric emptying, gastrointestinal transit time, sedation and nausea associated with intravenous lidocaine constant rate infusions in normal dogs. Am J Vet Res 78(5): 550-557. PMID: 28441056.

  4. Johnson RA (2016). Voluntary running wheel activity, arterial blood gases and thermal antinociception following three different buprenorphine preparations in rats. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 55(3): 306-311. PMID: 27177564. PMCID: 4865692.

  5. Drees R, Johnson RA, Stepien RL, Del Rio AL, Saunders J, Francois C (2015). Quantitative planar and volumetric cardiac measurements using 64 MDCT and 3T MRI versus standard 2D and M-mode echocardiography: Does anesthetic protocol matter? Vet Radiol Ultrasound 56(6): 638-657. PMID: 26082285. PMCID: In Progress. Supported by the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, through the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), grant UL1TR000427 and grant KL2TR000428.

  6. Johnson RA (2014). Maropitant prevents vomiting but not gastroesophageal reflux in anesthetized dogs premedicated with acepromazine-hydromorphone. Vet Anaesth Analg 41(4): 406-410. PMID: 24330310. PMCID: 4296575. Supported by the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, through the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), grant UL1TR000427 and grant KL2TR000428.
  7. Schroeder CS, Johnson SM, Johnson RA (2013). Intracoelomic fos-propofol induces long-lasting general anesthesia in painted turtles. J Zoo Wildl Med 44(4): 941-950. PMID: 24450053. PMCID: 4296583. Supported by the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, through the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), grant UL1TR000427 and grant KL2TR000428.
  8. Nichols NL, Duncan ID, Punzo AM, Mitchell GS, Johnson RA (2012). Cervical spinal demyelination with ethidium bromide transiently impairs respiratory (phrenic) and forelimb motor behavior in rats. Neuroscience Jan 15; 229: 77-87. PMID: 23159317. PMCID: 3534904.
  9. Johnson RA, Lam M, Punzo AM, Li H, Lin BR, Ye K, Mitchell GS, Chang Q (2012). 7,8-dihydroxyflavone exhibits therapeutic efficacy in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. J Appl Physiol March; 112(5): 704-710. PMID: 22194327. PMCID: 3643819. Supported by the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, through the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), grant UL1TR000427 and grant KL2TR000428.
  10. Johnson RA, Baker-Herman TL, Duncan ID, Mitchell GS (2010). Ventilatory impairment in the dysmyelinated Long Evans shaker (les) rat. Neuroscience Sep 1; 9(3): 1105-1114. PMID: 20542092. PMCID: 2927872.