VCA Blossom Hill Animal Hospital

Gary Peters, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of California, Davis


After graduating from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1968, Dr. Peters joined the Army as a vet for 2 years. He spent one year in Vietnam treating Army dogs. After leaving the Army, he practiced small animal medicine in Los Angeles for 2 years, then came north to Santa Clara Valley. He spent one year at clinics in Saratoga and downtown San Jose, then finally settled at Blossom Hill in 1973. In 1986, he left Blossom Hill for greener pastures in Oregon, owning his own practice until 1994. He came to his senses and moved back to Blossom Hill in 1994, where he has remained since.

Dr. Peters lives in San Jose with his beautiful wife of more than 40 years, some extended family and a cat named Smokey with a bad hip.

Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please call the United Emergency Animal Clinic at (408) 578-5622. They are located at 5440 Thornwood Dr, San Jose, CA 95123.