Thai Johnson

veterinarian
Rehabilitation and Conditioning Director

Veterinary Technician
Rehabilitation of Zoo Animals
CTVSEH Team Member, Departments of Surgery and Critical Care
Canine Rehabilitation Certification Program, University of Tennessee, Veterinary Medicine
Small Animal Massage Practitioner 

Thai Johnson was born and raised in Victoria, TX. At the age of 13, he began volunteering at a local Zoo where he was given the opportunity to hand raise and train some of the zoo animals used in the educational classes. At 16, Thai signed on as an employee of the zoo and continued his work as a zookeeper/handler. After completing high school, Thai moved to Austin to continue his work in the animal field. He worked as a vet tech at local veterinary hospitals until he became a surgery technician at Central Texas Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital. This was where he found his true calling in the field of Animal Rehab. Thai completed the certification program at the University of Tennessee in 2007 and became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner along with the Rehabilitation Director at CTVSEH. Thai continues to expand his knowledge of animal rehab by attending continuing education classes at A&M University as well as the yearly Symposium on Therapeutic Advances in Animal Rehabilitation in Florham Park, NJ. In his free time Thai enjoys spending time grilling at home with his family and his own pack of pooches, working in the yard, and attending live music shows and festivals.