Raisa Johnston received her veterinary degree from the National Stavropol Agricultural University in Stavropol, Russia. She then practiced as a large animal veterinarian and worked in a research lab at the National Stavropol Research Institute.
Raisa moved to the United States in 2005 and in 2008 joined the VCA Veterinary Referral Associates family where she continues to work as a laboratory technician. Raisa has two sons, both of whom followed in her footsteps. obtaining veterinary degrees from the National Stavropol Agricultural University as well. Her oldest is currently working as an emergency and critical care veterinary technician at a specialty hospital in New Orleans and her youngest is a veterinary surgery technician at VCA VRA. In her free time Raisa enjoys spending time with family, biking, and fishing. She is an avid gardener and a fantastic cook.