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

Peter G. Fisher, DVM, Diplomate

What am I passionate about?

For those who know me… I am a bit of a type A person. Not necessarily a bad thing for a doctor to be a perfectionist. This probably explains my passion for providing exemplary service. Two things I love:

1. When clients tell me that they appreciate our excellence in providing health care and how caring and friendly the hospital staff is.

2. Smiles! Our pets make us smile and I love it when the sick pet responds to treatment AND everyone, but esp. mom and dad, smiles.

A couple of the little things that keep me passionate about veterinary medicine. Was my chosen profession a calling? I just like to say, "It’s what I do."

Five Things Dr. Fisher Would Like You To Know About Him:

1. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors. I have a knack for gardening and landscaping my yard.

2. I have been a vegetarian since August 2016

3. Have been an international speaker on exotic companion mammals all around the world including Russia, Germany and Austria China! One of the best things about these opportunities is meeting and networking with my veterinary colleagues from around the world.

4. I enjoy art and try to visit art museums whenever I am on the road for either business or pleasure.

5. I don’t watch much TV but love to read- mostly nonfiction. I find history particularly fascinating.


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 7-doctor, 35+ 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 seven talented doctors.

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