Dr. Peter Sponagle grew up in Ivy, just outside of Barrie, on a beef farm. As a youngster he raised and showed beef cattle and rabbits. As a teenager, he worked on horse and beef farms around Ivy. Dr. Sponagle’s interest in veterinary medicine came from seeing how the farm vet could work with a variety of species. After graduating from Barrie North Collegiate Dr. Sponagle attended the Ontario Veterinary College, graduating in 1995. Dr. Sponagle was on staff at emergency clinics in Kitchener and Illinois, before returning to Barrie in 2002 to raise his family. He has provided relief work for area veterinarians since 2003 and has been at Mapleview Animal Clinic since 2011. Dr. Sponagle has a particular interest in endocrinology and emergency medicine. Dr. Sponagle and his wife, Sara, are entertained at home by three active daughters and a Pug, a Boston Terrier and a geriatric retired blood-donor cat. In his spare time, he plays hockey and enjoys coaching young goalies. He also enjoys cooking, making maple syrup, cross country skiing and renovating his 150 year old farmhouse.