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Dr. Peterson is a graduate of Colorado State University with a B.S. and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.  Upon graduation, he accepted a position with a small animal practitioner in Salt Lake.  Four years later he purchased the practice he had started in.  Dr. Peterson has had a specialty interest in neurology and neurosurgery since 1975.  He is frequently receiving neurological patient referrals from his colleagues both locally and out of state.  He has been in a small animal practice in Utah and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Utah Veterinary Medical Association continually since 1971.   He has served as past presidents of the Salt Lake Veterinary Medical Association and the Utah Veterinary Medical Association.  He was nominated and awarded Veterinarian of the Year in 1998. Dr. Peterson and his wife live in Salt Lake City and have a son in the United States Army and daughter working as a designer in Los Angeles.  Currently they keep their hands full with “never ending” home improvement projects and their “terrorist” of a Scottish terrier, Gavin.


“I have great admiration for his clinical abilities, particularly his skills in the fields of neurology and neurosurgery.  I have been impressed with both his pragmatic approach to difficult cases and his honesty with clients.  He always takes the time with clients to clearly explain diagnoses, prognoses and treatment options.  It is clear he enjoys the challenge of veterinary medicine and has great empathy for his patients.

His service to the veterinary community demonstrates his commitment to his colleagues and the profession.  He is a member in good standing with the AVMA, UVMA, SLVMA and AAHA.  He has served as UVMA president, twice as SLVMA president, three times as SLVMA secretary/treasurer.  He has served as a member of numerous committees, including many years as a community representative to the Institute of Animal Care and Use Committee.”

 - Steven B. Colter, D.V.M. Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)


“He is one of those responsible for the good name and reputation veterinarians have with society.  He has contributed to our community, donating time and finances in order to make our community a better place in which to live.”

 - Clark D. Vanderhoof, D.V.M.