Meet the Class of 2021: Peter Welsh

Mar 5, 2021
Peter Welsh enjoys mountain biking in the spring and fall and cross-country skiing in the winter but he'd rather do it with his two huskies leading the way.
Peter and his wife Carissa are actively involved in outdoor recreational sled dog sports with their dogs Ruby Sue, 9 years old, and Starfox, 4 years old. "It's all for fun but we have competed in a few small local competitions and enjoy seeing our dogs in their element," Peter said. Peter is a Bakersfield, California, native and Brigham Young University alumnus who has recently matched at @WestVet 24/7 Animal Emergency & Specialty Center in Boise, Idaho, for his veterinary internship. He plans on pursuing a residency for further specialty training in small animal surgery. Peter said his mom and her love for animals led him to be a veterinarian. "My bond with my mother and her love for animals helped me develop the dream of becoming a vet as a child," he said. "The dream became more real as an adult when I experienced the joy of helping people by helping their pets that veterinary medicine offered."