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Peter G. Fisher, DVM, Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners - Exotic Companion Mammals

Peter G. Fisher, DVM, Diplomate

Peter G. Fisher grew up on Long Island, where he graduated from Syosset High School in 1972. His fascination with animals started early in life, and as a youngster he had a variety of animal companions, including dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, ducks, chickens, homing pigeons, a turtle, and a pet pig. The pig in particular was quite a sensation in his suburban community. After high school, he attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, receiving a BS in animal science in December 1975. Four years of doctorate education at Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine followed; he graduated in the top 10% of his class in 1980. Upon graduation, he moved to Portsmouth, Virginia, at the advice of two close college friends who already lived in the area. Four years of associate work at two area veterinary hospitals followed.

In 1984, Dr. Fisher opened Pet Care Veterinary Hospital, starting with the help of one receptionist and one assistant. His obvious love of animals, sincere compassion, and strong work ethic has helped Pet Care grow to a 5-doctor, 25-employee facility. His special interests include exotic animal medicine, cytology, surgery, and educating clients and budding veterinarians. Senior veterinary students come from around the United States to spend several weeks of their senior year at Pet Care, observing and learning from the hospital’s five talented doctors.

Outside of the office, Dr. Fisher enjoys the company of his wife, Alicelynne; two children, Emily and Adam; and a houseful of pets. He enjoys the outdoors and gardening, canoeing, hiking, and backpacking are avidly pursued when time allows. Dr. Fisher enjoys music and working out, preferably in combination.

Dr. Fisher’s passion for veterinary medicine has kept him active in the veterinary community, where he served as president, secretary, and treasurer of the Tidewater Veterinary Academy (Hampton Roads continuing education organization) for more than 12 years. In addition, he is an active writer on the subject of exotic mammals for various veterinary periodicals and lectures on exotic animal health at national and international veterinary conferences. On the local scene, he enjoys talking to dog, bird, rabbit, and ferret clubs.

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