Dr. Claire Johnston grew up in a small town in Northern California and initially developed a love for mixed animal medicine during her undergraduate education. Advancing through veterinary school, small animal medicine and specifically Internal Medicine became her passion. Dr. Johnston loves the relationships she builds with her patients and owners and her primary focus is on improving their daily quality of life. Dr. Johnston enjoys numerous aspects of internal medicine with a special interest in gastrointestinal disease and nutrition along with respiratory impairments and immune diseases. At home, Dr. Johnston has two cats (Tortellini and Alfredo) which keep her busy with their mischief.
Dr. Johnston is thrilled to be living in the Pacific Northwest and has developed a love for paddleboarding, hiking and backpacking. When not working or outdoors, you can find Dr. Johnston spinning on her stationary bike at home, while rocking out and dancing with the music!
Dr. Johnston is ecstatic to join the community/family at Boundary Bay, coming from a busy privately owned hospital in Seattle, WA. She looks forward to practicing at an independently owned hospital that allows her to focus on patient care and quality medicine first.