Dr. Suzi Peters – Recieved the OVMA Award of Merrit
After graduating from OVC in 1994,Dr. Suzi Peters began practicing in a mixed animal practice in Dundas, Ontario. In 1996 she moved to Grimsby, and has been a partner at the Grimsby Animal Hospital since 2002. Dr. Peters is an active member of her local veterinary community and has served as President of the Niagara Peninsula Veterinary Association (NPVA) for the past 19 years. Dr. Peters also represents veterinarians in the Niagara region as an OVMA Director, a position she has held since 2006. In 2013, Dr. Peters and her bulldog Bridgitte began volunteering as part of the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program in Niagara. Her dedication to the program resulted in her being recruited as Head Coordinator of the
program soon after, and the program has flourished under her leadership, becoming one of the largest branches in Ontario with over 80 active handler/dog teams. Her passion for this program is evident and in 2015 alone, she dedicated over 1,500 volunteer hours to the program. Dr. Peters is involved with the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO), where she actively participates in the CVO Peer Review Committee. She is an advocate for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), and has served as a mentor to aspiring veterinarians for many years. Dr. Peters also regularly highlights the veterinary profession to high school students on Career Days, and visits elementary schools and daycare centers to teach young children about responsible pet care.