Lauren A. Peters, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Lauren A. Peters grew up in Maryland, along the Chesapeake Bay. Throughout her childhood, she spent most of her time pestering the neighbors’ barn cats and horses, as she did not have any of her own. She attended Johns Hopkins University following high school and earned a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, before graduating early and working on a small cattle operation on the Eastern shore of Maryland. Dr. Peters was then accepted to Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterniary Medicine on the Virginia Tech campus. Dr. Peters graduated veterinary school in 2015 and immediately packed her bags to move west. She began her career in Rock Springs, Wyoming at a small mixed animal practice. After almost two years in Wyoming, Dr. Peters relocated to beautiful Prescott, Arizona, eager to begin her new employment with Prescott Animal Hospital.

In her spare time, Dr. Lauren Peters enjoys anything that involves being outdoors. Hiking, mountain biking, running, camping, and exploring her new environment are some of her favorite things to do on her days off. She has two pets of her own these days: a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed Siberian Husky named Kita and a handicapped, hair-tie eating cat named Weebles.

Why did I become a veterinarian?

When I was very young, I was sure I wanted to be a jockey, ride in the Kentucky Derby, and win. When reality set in, I was much taller than any jockey could ever be. I thought to myself, if I can’t ride horses in races, I might as well be able to fix them! The idea stuck, though I became a mixed animal veterinarian rather than strictly equine. I truly enjoy medicine, the logic and problem solving that goes along with it. I love meeting new people, hearing their stories, and helping their pets!