Peter Flowers is a California native who came to Lindsay in July 2020 after a long career spanning over 20 years in the animal care and veterinary world. He worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician for the San Francisco Zoo, the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., the Phoenix Zoo, and the Sacramento Zoological Society, among others. He was an Associate Instructor in Veterinary Technology at Long Technical College and graduated from the Western Career College in Sacramento.
Peter’s experience working with exotic animals spans a wide range of species, including mammals, birds, reptiles, and more. His experience working with many veterinarians, technicians and students has prepared him well for a supervisory and managerial position. He is a member of the Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians and was an Editor for the Association’s Newsletter. He is also a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Peter is well recognized among his peers and veterinarians. He was the very first veterinary technician hired by the Sacramento Zoo. He spent a field season working in Gabon with Dr. Christopher Whittier on a USAID conservation project sampling wild rodents, spending about a month camping in the African bush. His colleague referred to him as “…level-headed, reliable, super organized and technically very skilled at animal handling.”
In his role as Hospital and Rehabilitation Manager, Peter will supervise a team of rehabilitation technicians and oversee the operations of the hospital and the volunteer corps that support it. He is a resident of Walnut Creek and we are thrilled to have him join our team.
“I feel fortunate to have spent much of my life traveling to many distant corners of this country and the world and have always sought out the wild places. My career has been my effort to give back to all that I have been fortunate to see and I look forward to continuing that effort with Lindsay,” Peter says. “I love spending time in the mountains and hiking in the woods. On many of those adventures I have seen wild things such as dire bears, many different types of birds — including a peregrine falcon that flew over the Shenandoah — and even had an encounter with a mountain lion. I ran really quick that day.”
We are pretty confident Peter will fit right in at Lindsay.