Dr. Donald Peterson
Large Animal Veterinarian
Dr. Donald Peterson earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1972 and joined the Barron Veterinary Clinic upon graduation. Dr. Peterson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, the Northwest Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. Dr. Peterson was the District Representative for the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association for 6 years. He also sat on the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Examining Board for 7 years and was a member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Legislative Committee.
Dr. Peterson works with several large animal species, but his area of special interest and his passion is working with dairy cows. Preventative medicine and production medicine are the essence of the dairy business and Dr. Peterson enjoys working with the dairy producers and helping them achieve their production goals. He is a strong advocate of ultrasound as an aid in reproductive evaluations.
Outside of work, Dr. Peterson strongly believes in civic and church involvement. He is committed to service and enjoys these activities immensely. He is a member of the Barron Kiwanis Club, the Barron Area Community Center Board, and the Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Northland Board. Dr. Peterson and his wife, Sandi have also been very active in the First United Methodist Church of Barron. Dr. Peterson has three married children, Ben, Bonnie and John, and seven grandchildren. He has many hobbies including gardening, hunting, fishing, curling, and working out at the Barron Area Community Center. When his children were young they had house full of pets. Now, Dr. Peterson calls the "cows" that he has the privilege of working with his “pets”.