Peter grew up in Paterson, New Jersey. As a child, he had a pet guinea pig named Cookie.

Peter knew from a young age that he loved animals, but it wasn’t until high school that he realized he wanted to preserve the human-animal bond as a veterinarian. He attended Montclair State University for his undergraduate degree and is now attending St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. He expects to graduate in January 2024.

Peter heard about the externship program through the VMA website. He currently has an 11 year old orange cat named Mickey. In his spare time, Peter enjoys watching and attending sports events, especially basketball. He also likes to go hiking and running outdoors.