Jennifer Peterson, DVM is a ‘97 graduate of University of Florida. She has been practicing at Bird Rock for the last 3 years and has been doing ER medicine for 7 years since moving to San Diego. She has truly enjoyed being a part of Bird Rock Animal Hospital Family, their patients, and a part of the community . She has decided to step up as medical director for the Bird Rock Family. She cares deeply for her patients and is passionate about the gift that top notch medicine can bring.
Dr. Peterson enjoys emergency medicine, caring for critical care patients, wellness care, nutrition, and preventative medicine. She enjoys reading and has a never ending curiosity for continuing education.
Dr. Peterson is an avid dancer of Argentine tango, salsa, ballroom, West Coast swing, and ballet. Her other hobbies include her extensive travels around the world and horse polo. Some of her favorite memories include taking her daughter to Zambia on walking safaris, taking her son backpacking to Yellowstone with 5 of his best friends ,playing polo with a merciless gauchos in Palermo, Argentina, sacred ancestor dancing with the San (bushman) in desert of Namibia, dancing Argentine tango to BelTango Quinteto in Etno Selo “Stanisici” Bosnia, playing polo with her girlfriends and the prince of Saudi Arabia in Dubai (Ladies vs Prince of Saudi Arabia), traveling with her girlfriends to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel and volunteering her time to help translocate rhino in Pilanesberg, South Africa, suturing up a lion in South Africa ( with “African- type” anesthesia) , and traveling with her best friend Deanna, a lonely planet author to write the wildlife conservation section for Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.