It’s hard to miss Larry Peters. He is usually decked out in a colorful shirt, and there is a good chance that an animal is not too far from his reach.
Peters, the owner of Animal Clinic of Wagoner, decided to call it a race and retire. His last day was January 1, 2022.
Peters has worked with a plethora of animals, it’s been his service for decades, and it’s certainly not just cats and dogs. Ostriches, foxes, coyotes, beavers and otters even make the list.
In fact, he volunteered many hours at the Three Forks Nature Center in Sequoyah State Park “just because”. At one point, he owned an ostrich farm in Guthrie, Okla. He did research for the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Oklahoma City in a previous professional life. Needless to say, his resume is quite impressive.
“It’s time to pass it on. I’m getting too old, ”said Peters. “I have a lot of good clients.
Peters, of Pryor, has owned the Wagoner Veterinary Clinic since 2000. Dr. Kristen Davis, his associate veterinarian, will run the clinic with approximately eight staff members.
Peters took over the clinic in 2000 after his friend, Robert Hughes, died of a heart attack in 1999. Hughes and Peters went to vet school together in the mid-1970s.