Dr. Calvin Johnson

Dr. Calvin M. Johnson is dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University, where he advances the college’s academic mission in teaching, research, clinical veterinary practice, and public outreach.

He earned his BS and DVM degrees from Auburn University and a PhD in veterinary pathology from North Carolina State University. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) with a specialty in anatomic pathology.

Dr. Johnson served on the faculty at the University of Florida for 11 years before joining Auburn as professor of pathology (2003) and head of the Department of Pathobiology (2005-2013). He was appointed as the college's seventh dean in 2013. 

He promotes research and innovation in comparative biomedical sciences, public health and security (biotherapeutics and canine detection), cancer biology/oncology, diabetes, reproductive sciences, and vaccinology. Dr. Johnson has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus of the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University and a fellow of the National Academies of Practice. He currently serves on the AAVMC Advocacy Committee and Data Committee, and is actively engaged in organized veterinary medicine at the local, state, and national levels.