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Emergency Animal Hospital in Austin Congratulates Veterinarian on VECCS Presidency

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin is congratulating veterinarian Dr. Scott Johnson on his election to president of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS). Dr. Johnson will first serve as president-elect for two years, before assuming the full responsibilities of presidency for the subsequent two years. VECCS is an internationally-recognized society dedicated to the advancement of veterinary emergency and critical care. Dr. Johnson joined the Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin in 1987; he purchased the hospital in 1990 and has managed it for the last 22 years.

Austin veterinarian Dr. Scott Johnson has been elected president of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS). Dr. Johnson is also an emergency veterinarian with the Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin (EAHNWA). He opened the practice's south location in 1997 and currently serves as the hospital's Chief of Staff.

"Our entire emergency vet team is thrilled with Dr. Johnson's election," said EAHNWA emergency vet hospital manager Amy Marien. "Dr. Johnson's election to VECCS president reflects our practice's commitment to excellence in emergency veterinary care. We are proud to be at the forefront of emergency and critical care response. This is thanks in no small part to Dr. Johnson's continual hard work for our emergency hospital."

A graduate of Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine and a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary and Critical Care, Dr. Johnson has served as an EAHNWA emergency veterinarian since 1987. In 1991, Dr. Johnson became owner and Chief of Staff, a position he continues to hold today.

"From anesthesia to critical care oversight, I am passionate about caring for animals in need and advancing our understanding of emergency vet care," said Dr. Johnson. "I am honored to be elected president of VECCS, and committed to doing everything in my power to move veterinary emergency medicine forward."

Dr. Johnson is a member of AVMA, TVMA and VECCS. He is the co-founder and president of the Texas Animal Blood Bank. He is also a member of the Association of Veterinary Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, American Association of Blood Banks, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

"A veterinary emergency, such as a traumatic injury or accidental poisoning, can be a stressful and frightening time for any pet owner," said Dr. Johnson. "The field of emergency vet care is rapidly evolving, and I'm proud to keep EAHNWA at the forefront. As VECCS president, I will continue to support emergency care advancements."

EAHNWA uses the latest diagnostic technology, including ultrasound and endoscopy to precisely diagnose a health problem. The hospital has fully-equipped surgical suites, an in-house lab, onsite pharmacy and temperature controlled wards.

After-hours emergency care is available seven days per week. The animal hospital is open 24-hours a day on weekends and all holidays. Pet owners may learn more about emergency care by visiting http://www.eahnwa.com/.

CONTACT: Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin 888-667-5235

Source:Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin