Dr. Peter Firth has felt a natural connection with animals since he was very young. He spent many childhood summers working on his uncle’s dairy farm, where he enjoyed the company of all sorts of creatures. As Dr. Firth got older, his passion never wavered—for him, a career in Veterinary Medicine was the only choice that felt right. Now, he’s cared for Pets here at Firth Veterinary Hospital for over 40 years!
Born in western Canada, Dr. Firth moved to South America as a child before returning to the London, Ontario area. He attended the University of Guelph to receive his Veterinary Education, then settled back in London and has been here ever since. Dr. Firth purchased Firth Veterinary Hospital before even graduating from Veterinary School, and has happily served the Pets and Pet Owners of London since 1973.
Dr. Firth’s favourite part of his job is the puzzle-solving portion—he’s passionate about putting the pieces together in order to arrive at a solution. He’s also fond of implementing new technologies, like digital radiology, laser therapy and unique techniques for Dog Training, into the healthcare resources here at FVH. He also enjoys working with dominant canines and helping transform their behavior.
Outside of work, Dr. Firth’s varied interests include riding motorcycles, bicycling and roller blading, gardening, singing, Sudoku puzzles and flying a small aircraft. He and his wife Laurel have four children, as well as five wonderful grandchildren.