Dr. Pete Gasper moved back to Wisconsin in 2008, after leaving the state in 1972. He’s now married to his wife, Nancy Schanke—a fellow Neenah High School graduate and friend. Dr. Pete and Nancy and their dog, Gus. and their two cats, Bassui and Mia, live in the New London area.
Dr. Pete has been a research scientist, a professor, an administrator, and a consultant. He has studied feline leukemia virus and stem cells in cats and in (more recently) dogs. Dr. Pete has overseen animal care programs at research institutes and universities and has provided consulting services for individuals and institutions who are performing biomedical research. Dr. Pete is particularly interested in cats.
Dr. Pete enjoys many silent sports, including running, biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and wilderness camping. He has continued his lifelong love of music by reuniting with his high school blues band, playing reveille and taps most days on his tuba and singing in the church choir. Dr. Pete is excited about joining the Apple Valley Veterinary Clinic Team!