Our Careteam

Dr. Peter Firth
Owner, Veterinarian
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.
Dr. Trina Hancock
Associate Veterinarian
For Dr. Trina Hancock, being a veterinarian offers the best of both worlds: she’s not only able to help animalslive happier, healthier lives on a daily basis, she gets to form close relationships with their human family members. She’s wanted to work in the veterinary profession ever since she was a little girl, and her dream has come full circle: Dr. Hancock is proud to serve as a veterinarian with the Firth Veterinary Hospital team!

Dr. Hancock grew up in Labrador City, Newfoundland—she likes to say that she spent most of her childhood on a ski-doo and in a snowsuit!—before moving to Ontario for her schooling. She earned her undergraduate degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, spending her final two years completing research and even doing field work on ground squirrels in California, before pursuing her Master’s degree in biology at Queen’s University in Kingston.

After earning her Master’s degree, Dr. Hancock began working as a Research Project Manager for a feedlot consulting company in Alberta, allowing her to pursue her love of research even more while gaining hands-on experience with cattle. Next, she applied to the University of Calgary, where she earned her Doctoraldegree and became a licensed veterinarian. After a year working in mixed-animal practice back in Ontario, Dr. Hancock was thrilled to join the Firth Veterinary Hospital family in September of 2018. She’s been here ever since!

Dr. Hancock has special medical interests in pain management techniques and pocket-pet care. She’s also fond of the great variety that her work offers—on any given day, she might find herselfserving as a general practitioner, dentist, dermatologist, surgeon, radiologist, pharmacist, and more!

In her time away from work, Dr. Hancock enjoys riding her motorcycle, reading, traveling, relaxing at the beach, running—she’s completed a half-marathon and several triathlons!—and spending quality time with her family and pets at home. She and her husband, Brenan, have three pets: Jade, a brown tabby cat whose favouritepastime is meowing loudly at 4:00 a.m.; an affectionate Boxer named Aston; and a Boxer puppy named Sadie who is keeping everyone in the house on their toes.


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