Pete accepted a position at Athens Veterinary Hospital. He would be the new, young vet on staff. His energy, skill, and ingenuity would save many animals. His humor and empathy would help clients through tough scenarios. Working with Dr. Bratton and Dr. Phillips spurred him to success, finally his own Milliron Clinic.
While writing Milliron, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Bratton. This is what he said...
Pete had many interests, was fascinated by large mowers, bulldozers, and sawmills. He had a nut and bolt collection. He liked the out of doors. A casual dresser, always pleasant, a nice smile, and proud of his family, Jody, Jessica, Pat. When Pete came to Ohio he joined Dr. Sam Theiss, Dr. Marvin Phillips, and me at Athens Veterinary Hospital. Later he moved to his own Milliron Clinic on State Route 550, just out of Amesville, Ohio, a nice country setting. He liked animals and had several of his own, including a flock of sheep and would take them to the Episcopal Church at Easter to show the children. He was a good equine veterinarian and worked long hours.