Russ Peterson is the co-founder of Peninsula Equine, a founding member of I.S.E.L.P: The International Society Of Equine Locomotor Pathology, founder and former board member of the Association of Equine Sports Medicine, served on UC Davis External Advisory Board, and the California Veterinary Licensing Board Exam Committee.
Russ earned his Bachelor of Science from Claremont Men’s College, Master of Science, Animal Nutrition from University of California at Davis, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis.
In 1979, Russ co-founded Peninsula Equine, a 2-man Thoroughbred/Quarter Racing and Sport Horse practice, which quickly grew to be solely a Sport Horse practice. During these early years, Dr. Peterson played a key role in establishing veterinary supervision and standards for the AERC endurance competitions.
Talent, technology and therapeutics are the cornerstones of Peninsula Equine’s success as an industry leader in sports medicine diagnostics. The practice was one of the first in the U.S. to use ultrasound on horses, and the second private practice facility in the world to implement a digital radiography machine for equine medicine and still is one of only six facilities in California providing Nuclear Medicine services.
Peninsula Equine continues to lead the way in state of the art therapeutics and cutting edge sports medicine research offering IRAP, Tildren, Platelet Rich Plasma, Stem Cell Therapy shockwave therapy, and mesotherapy.
PEMC played an active role in early clinical trials involving Gastrogard TM as they had one of the first 3M gastroscopes in California. The staff also participated in EPM medication trials and continues to assist in the development of enhancements. Continuing education remains a passion for Peterson today.