ABOUT SCOTT JOHNS VMD AND PETDENTISTRY.COM THE REGIONAL VETERINARY DENTAL CENTER
It's been said that Dr. Johns, know to his clients on a first-name basis as "Dr. Scott", had been in training to become a veterinary doctor since he was a young boy.
Dr. Scott's father founded our practice in 1975. Early in his youth, before he was helping his father on farm calls and by cleaning kennels, Dr. Scott was busy saving and helping tadpoles, frogs, salamanders, fireflies, injured birds, cats and dogs in the Girard, PA neighborhood where he grew up. He avidly watched "Wild Kingdom" every Sunday night and built a small library of field guides about animals that he studied, read, and re-read at every opportunity. One of his earliest memories was making the goal to learn the name of every animal species on Earth. Meanwhile, he was busy learning art from his mother, playing the trumpet, singing in chorus, studying karate, and attaining the highest level amateur radio license.
After graduating from Girard High School, Dr. Scott excelled in his studies and extracurricular activities at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. He graduated from Allegheny with a BS in Biology, and most importantly with a solid liberal arts education that further nurtured and developed the keen sense of curiosity that Dr. Scott has for the world around him.
After being accepted at both Tufts University and University of Pennsylvania (Penn), Dr. Scott choose to pursue his veterinary doctorate at Penn in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated in 1992, earning his VMD degree through intense study and hard work.
The newly minted Dr. Scott chose to immediately join his father's practice, Fairview Veterinary Hospital in Erie PA, where as son-father they became a highly admired veterinary team in the tri-state region. Dr. Dan Johns was one of the earliest adopters of veterinary dentistry in the USA. As word spread of Dr. Dan's dental skills, he started receiving referrals from a great distance away. With a pre-established dental operatory available, Dr. Scott became very interested in veterinary dentistry and ultimately he completed five years of post-doctoral studies under the mentorship of the world's leading veterinary dental specialists (including Colin Harvey, Peter Emily, James Auvil, Robert Wiggs, plus several others).
During his post-doctoral studies Dr. Scott founded the Regional Veterinary Dental Center where he excels in the practice of veterinary dentistry. He also founded Pet Dental Lab of America fabricating orthodontic appliances and stainless steel crowns for veterinary dentists around the world.
Dr. Scott's most interesting dental cases have included; casting and fabricating stainless steel orthodontic appliances for pets as far away as Australia; providing extensive endodontic care for a high-level Schutzhund working-dog flown in from Texas; and providing endodontic and prosthodontic care on a fractured fang for a rescued Eastern Mountain Lion named Willy.
Dr. Scott has served the veterinary profession as Vice President (once) and President (twice) of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and has provided many radio and television interviews over the years to educate the public regarding pet care. As a regional leader in his profession, Dr. Scott has "payed it forward" by mentoring many individuals including pre-vet students from Allegheny College, Mercyhurst University, and Penn State University plus veterinary students from University of Pennsylvania and Purdue University.
In his spare time, Dr. Scott is an avid amateur radio operator, and is know in that community as a world expert on HF international communication station and antenna system design.
Today Dr Scott leads our team of veterinary technicians, receptionists, assistants, and pre-veterinary student preceptors. Most of all, Dr. Scott is dedicated to helping well, ill, and rescued pets, one quiet and thoughtful appointment and dental procedure at a time, to be the healthiest and happiest that they can be.