Aime K. Johnson, DVM, DACT

Associate Professor, Equine and Small Animal Theriogenology

Aime K. Johnson Photo


Department of Clinical Sciences

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



DVM, North Carolina State , 2000



Dr. Johnson graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2000. She entered private practice in North Central Texas where she spent a majority of her time working with performance horses, with a special interest in reproduction. She left private practice to participate in a neonatal internship at Marian DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va.

She completed an an equine theriogenology residency at Texas A&M in 2005, and was board certified in the American College of Theriogenologists in August 2007. She joined the faculty at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in August 2007.

Research Interests


Feline reproduction

Gene therapy using a feline model for childhood gangliosidosis

Assisted reproduction techniques in endangered equid species (Przewalski’s Horse)

Suppression of sexual behavior in mares and stallions

Publications and Links


Johnson AK. Evaluation of the tom: collection procedures, evaluation of sperm, and subsequent use. Clinical Theriogenology 2014; 6(3):219-223.

Johnson AK. Evaluation and insemination options for the subfertile queen. Clinical Theriogenology 2014; 6(3):225-229.

McCurdy VJ, Johnson AK, Gray-Edwards HL, Randle AN, Brunson BL, Morrison NE, Salibi N, Johnson JA, Hwang M, Beyers RJ, Leroy SG, Maitland S, Denney TS, Cox NR, Baker HJ, Sena-Esteves M, Martin DR. Sustained normalization of neurological disease after intracranial gene therapy in a feline model. Sci Transl Med, 2014; 9;6:231.

PukazhenthiBS, Johnson AK, Guthrie HD, Songsasen N, Padilla LR, Wolfe BA, Coutinho da Silva M, Alvarenga MA, Wildt DE. Improved Sperm Cryosurvival in Diluents Containing Amides versus Glycerol in the Przewalski’s Horse (Equus ferus przewalskii). Cryobiology, 2014;68(2):205-214.

Bradbury AM, Cochran JN, McCurdy VJ, Johnson AK, Brunson BL, Martin DM, et al. Therapeutic Response in Feline Sandhoff Disease Despite Immunity to Intracranial Gene Therapy. Molecular Therapy, 2013;21(7):1306-1315.

Yorke E, Caldwell F, Johnson AK. Uterine torsion in the mare. Comp Cont Edu, December 2012;34(12):1-5.

Johnson AK, Roberts JF, Hagan A, Wilborn RR, Dujovne G, Sells SF, Donahue M. Infection of an equine placenta with a novel mycobacterial species leading to abortion. J Vet Diagn Invest, 2012;24(4):785-790.

Hewes CA, Johnson AK, Kivett LE, Stewart AJ, Weisman JL, Caldwell FJ. Uterine prolapse in a mare leading to metritis, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, septic shock, and death. Equine Veterinary Education 2011;23(6):273-278.

Johnson AK, Pukazenthi B. Semen collection, evaluation, and cryopreservation in the domestic feline. Clinical Theriogenology 2010;2(3):233-238.

Johnson AK, Price S, Choi YH, Hartman D, Hinrichs K. Physical and clinicopathologic findings in foals produced by somatic cell nuclear transfer – 14 cases (2005-2008). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2010;236(9):983-990.