Veterinarian & Owner

Russell Johnson, DVM

Dr. Johnson received his veterinary medical degree in 1990 from Texas A&M University and has practiced veterinary medicine in the greater Dallas / Ft. Worth area, including North Richland Hills, for over 30 years.

In addition to practicing general veterinary medicine, Dr. Johnson also has special interests in dermatology, endocrinology, and internal medicine. He is the ONLY Pen HIP certified veterinarian in NE Tarrant County, allowing him to excel in canine hip evaluation, important for properly diagnosing hip dysplasia which can affect many popular dog breeds.

Dr. Johnson, an Abilene, Texas native, came into veterinary medicine following in his grandfather’s footsteps. ”I grew up listening to stories my grandfather would tell about his days as a veterinary practitioner” he says, which helped give Dr. Johnson a passion for animals and for learning as much as possible about them. It is his caring personality and high level of veterinary skill that has quickly made him a popular veterinarian among Neighborhood’s clients and their pets.

As a husband and father, Dr. Johnson enjoys spending time with his family as well as his dachshund, Lilly. His wife, Lisa, joined the clinic team in January 2010, and his son Reese enjoys fishing. Fishing and camping are Dr. Johnson’s favorite activities outside of providing the best medical care possible to the dogs and cats at Neighborhood Pet Health Center.


Brandon Burge, DVM

Dr. Burge is a Keller, Texas native who attended Texas A&M for his undergraduate degree. He always had a passion for veterinary medicine and graduated from the University Of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2021.

Dr. Burge originally worked with Dr. Johnson as a veterinary technician while completing his undergraduate. Once he graduated from vet school he decided to return home and joined Neighborhood Pet Health Center in the summer of 2021.

Other than practicing routine veterinary care, Dr. Burge also has a special interest in dermatology, ophthalmology, and dentistry. He is here to help with any needs that your pet may have.

He is the first veterinarian in his family and his passion for the industry grew while he was young as he says “I always knew I wanted to be a veterinarian and helping pets is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.”

Besides practicing, Dr. Burge loves to spend time with his wife Sydney, and their rescue dog Porter. He enjoys the outdoors, taking Porter on hikes and fishing with his friends and family.