Project Description

Dr Peter BVSc


Peter Coote - Vet

Peter is a graduate of the University of Sydney. On graduation he became a rural veterinarian – working as a government vet then as a private practitioner. In 1979, he came to Sydney and became a partner at Ku- Ring- Gai Veterinary Hospital, – a multi-vet dog and cat practice on the North Shore – and stayed there for 30 years. In 2010, Peter sold out of the Practice and commenced Locum Veterinary Work here at Vetfriends Chatswood and he has been a regular here since then.

What made you decide to be a veterinarian?

  • Wanted to go on the land but could not afford to buy a property. Had a bond and empathy with animals but was disinterested with sick people.

Which aspect of the job do you love most?

  • Meeting people and their pets and Surgery.

Do you have any pets? Tell us something special about your pets!

  • No pets at present:  Too restricting to travel. Best pet ever “Rupert” a 52Kg Rottweiler.

What are your favourite activities for your spare time?

  • Golf and Kayaking on Sydney harbour.

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?

  • An elephant in Africa -quite majestic beasts.