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Lead Technician

Emilie Peterson

Lead Technician

Emilie Peterson

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to take care of animals. In high school, I volunteered at Central Valley Veterinary Hospital in Salt Lake City. Immediately I knew I was in the right place. Growing up, all I had was an aquarium, but that changed when a homely kitten being fostered at Central needed a home. She moved right into my heart, and I moved out of the house, thus starting my family of rescued furry kids. I was hired as a kennel kid at Central and eventually worked emergency and general practice as a technician, learning everything I know by watching and doing. I learned from and worked beside some of the most tender hearted, devoted, and brilliant minded in the field, including Dr. Susan McDonald, Dr. Richard Pratt, Dr. Laura McLain, and Dr. Kristen Blum. After 13 years, I had an opportunity to take an ophthalmic tech position at Eye Care for Animals. Over 2 ½ years I developed a knowledge of eye health and diseases that affect the overall health and behavior of animals. During that time I began working part time at Holladay Veterinary Hospital, I missed the relationship I had with general practice, and how rewarding it was! I started working full time in April 2013 and have loved every moment spent with coworkers, reminiscing with longtime clients and their pets, and meeting so many new! Each day is filled with educating clients, helping their pets, and that sense of relief that comes with knowing we can make a difference.

When I’m home, I spend most of my time refereeing and loving two growing bright and spunky human children. I cherish quality time with my husband, and get as much together time with family and friends as possible. I also enjoy cooking, eating, reading and reflecting...and sleeping! And of course snuggle and enjoy my own dogs Zinnie and Porsche, and three cats, Audrey, La La, and Wesley. I wouldn’t know what to do without them!