SOURCE: Birdneck Animal Hospital

July 28, 2011 07:00 ET

Virginia Beach Veterinarian Supports Special Needs Children

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA--(Marketwire - Jul 28, 2011) - Virginia Beach Veterinarian Dr. Wayne M. Johnson is actively involved with the philanthropic group The Noblemen, which raises money for special needs children in the Tidewater area. The non-profit organization has eight chapters throughout the Hampton Roads region. The Noblemen organization has also branched out to include Noblewomen, Nobleteens, and now even Noblepets. Dr. Johnson is leading The Noblemen in the development of Noblepets. This newest addition to The Noblemen organization will allow pet owners to recognize their pets as being special in their lives and in doing so, contribute to a fund set aside to help special needs children and veterans that can benefit from having an Aid Dog.

A few of many "noble" programs which are dedicated to helping the youth of Hampton roads include: a yearly toy drive which supplies over 3000 toys to local children, a dictionary project that donates over 1500 dictionaries to third graders and the Trolley Ride for EdMarc Hospice which provides Christmas gifts and groceries to families with terminally ill children. The Noblemen also help sponsor the My Big Day event for Hampton Roads children.

Many of the noblest of stories are of individual children and families that have been aided by the organization when they most needed it.

Interested individuals can learn more about Noblemen by visiting

"The Noblemen, Noblewomen, Nobleteens and Noblepets are incredibly important organizations that make a tremendous difference in the lives of many special needs children," said Dr. Johnson. "I am proud to contribute to their efforts to expand opportunities for children of Hampton Roads."

Dr. Johnson is passionate about helping special needs children and caring for animals. A veterinarian at Birdneck Animal Hospital, Dr. Johnson has post-graduate training in endoscopy, ultrasound, laser surgery, and reptile medicine. The animal hospital provides wellness care, vaccinations, pet surgery, dental cleanings, in house lab work, X-rays and emergency care for Virginia Beach pets. The Birdneck Animal Hospital cares for cats, dogs, exotics, reptiles, pocket pets, and ferrets.

When asked what Dr. Johnson's favorite part of working at the veterinary hospital was, he replied, "I especially enjoy pet surgery and educating pet owners about how to keep their pets healthy. And who doesn't love caring for a puppy or kitten? I also enjoy helping senior pets feel like puppies and kittens again." He is committed to offering compassionate care for all pets, and ensuring pet owners have the resources and knowledge they need to provide their pets with safe homes and healthy, active lives. "Just like my work with Noblemen, serving the Virginia Beach pet community is incredibly rewarding," said Dr. Johnson. "At both The Noblemen and the Birdneck Animal Hospital, I am privileged to work with extremely talented and passionate individuals who truly love what they do."

Pet owners who wish to learn more about the services available at the animal clinic can visit the veterinary clinic's website,

Contact Information

  • Birdneck Animal Hospital
    Virginia Beach, VA