Our Amazing Team
Meet Our Team
Laura Johnson, VMD
Dr. Johnson proudly founded Cypress Veterinary Clinic in the Spring of 2022. She grew up in Landenberg and graduated from Avon Grove. Dr. Johnson’s first memory of wanting to be a vet was at 4 years old. During her childhood, she was drawn to animals and had many pets from earthworms, bees, turtles, to small rodents and many cats and dogs. Dr. Johnson has been involved with veterinary medicine for over 25 years, starting out as a volunteer in high school, and then working as a technician at a local practice while in college. She spent time on her summer breaks during veterinary school doing spay and neuter clinics with RAVS on Native American reservations.
Dr. Johnson received her B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Delaware in 2000. In 2005, she graduated and received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Johnson completed a Small Animal Internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in 2006. She spent her first 8 years at a 24-hour Emergency and General Practice Hospital in Lansdale, PA. She worked locally after moving back to Southern Chester County 7 years ago, before opening Cypress Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Johnson’s professional interests include internal medicine and emergency/critical care. When founding CVC, her goals were to provide high-quality, collaborative, and compassionate veterinary care for the family and the patient, and to nurture the human-animal bond.
Outside of work, Dr. Johnson is a Philadelphia sports fan, especially the Eagles and the Phillies. She enjoys the beach, traveling, movies, Netflix, and streaming services binge-watching with her husband, and spending time with her friends and family. She lives in Avondale with her husband Jason, daughter Quinn, son Miles, and the 2 mascots of CVC, her cat Howie and her rescue pit bull mix, Charlie!
Dr. Johnson is very excited to be able to offer veterinary care to Kennett Square and surrounding communities!
Certified Veterinary Technician
Paige is our Certified Veterinary Technician! She is a 2012 graduate of the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh. She enjoys all aspects of being a vet tech, and has a strong interest in fear free handling. In her free time Paige enjoys kayaking, reading, hiking with her Shiloh shepherd Iroh or relaxing at home with her 2 cats Layla and Norman.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Originally from Berks County, Darien graduated from YTI Technical Institute in York, PA in 2020. She is dual-licensed in Pennsylvania and Delaware. In addition to her Veterinary Technician licenses, she is Fear Free Certified, AAHA Diabetes Educator Certified, Cat-Friendly Veterinary Professional Certified, and holds a Pet Loss Bereavement Specialist Certification. Darien’s favorite part of Veterinary Medicine is the client-patient relationship and being there for pet parents. At home, Darien has 2 dogs, Karli and Lilly, 2 cats, Rocco and Bean, and a Blue Tongue Skink named Raz. In her free time, she enjoys going to car shows and spending time outdoors with her family and dogs.
Hilary is a dedicated and compassionate veterinary technician with a deep love for animals. Born and raised in southern Chester county, she achieved a degree in psychology from Delaware County Community College and graduated from the YTI Technical Institute in York, Pennsylvania with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Hilary is thrilled to be a part of the experienced team at Cypress Veterinary Clinic. In her current role, Hilary assists Dr. Johnson in providing care for our community’s pets and their people. She often performs routine procedures, such as administering medications, taking vital signs, and handling animals with care for exams and surgeries. In her free time, Hilary enjoys kayaking and hiking with her rescue dog Radar, reading, and when she can, visiting friends in the mountains of North Carolina. She is excited to continue making a difference in the lives of animals and their owners.
Katie is one of our veterinary assistants! She has been at Cypress Veterinary Clinic since we opened in May 2022. Prior to joining CVC, Katie worked at a corporate animal hospital in Delaware county. She has been in the field for almost 6 years, starting out at a small animal/exotic practice on the Main Line. Katie still works there one day a week/Katie lives in Broomall with her parents, brother, sister, her dog Tilly and chinchilla Pikachu. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, relaxing at home, and playing video games with her family and friends.
Millie is one of our first employees and has been working at Cypress Veterinary Clinic since May 2022. She grew up locally and comes from a primarily Hispanic family. Millie is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Millie is our Customer Service Representative and Veterinary Assistant at CVC. She did a 3-year program at TCHS at the Pennock’s campus Bridge graduating their Veterinary Science program in 2017. In 2019 she graduated from the Animal Behavior College, a 1 year online program, where she received a veterinary assistant certificate.
In her free time, Millie enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her three dogs!