Dr. Maggie Peitzmeier grew up outside of Omaha, Nebraska. She has always loved working with animals and her dreams of being a surgeon were first documented in kindergarten with a drawing of performing surgery on a dog. Dr. Peitzmeier attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she competed on the equestrian team and received her Bachelor’s in Animal Science. She then completed veterinary school through the University of Nebraska / Iowa State University program. After graduation, Dr. Peitzmeier completed an internship and surgery residency in Ocala, Florida and became board certified in large animal surgery. She has practiced in the California Central Valley since 2016 and is currently working in small animal emergency medicine and surgery. Outside of work, Dr. Peitzmeier enjoys riding her horse, hiking with her dogs Phoebe and Frank, working out, and cheering on Husker football. Dr. Peitzmeier joined FirstVet in 2021.