Meet our Doctors

Peter S. Glassman, DVM


I graduated from the Cornell veterinary college in 1978 and in June of that year began my veterinary career at Friendship. This is the only veterinary job I’ve ever had. I took over the practice from Harvey Cowan in 1982. Harvey was a wonderful vet who taught me the importance of providing uncompromised quality health-care and quality customer service.

I grew up in Washington and went to Sidwell Friends School. I became interested in veterinary medicine because I loved to ride horses and showed throughout Virginia and the east coast as a junior. I have three sons and a wonderful wife, Denise, and one dog, Maisie (an Australian Bernadoodle). My oldest son, Mat, completed his surgical residency and joined the Friendship team as Chief of Surgery in July of 2011. I am very proud and excited to be working along side of him.

I enjoy every minute of my time at Friendship. While I enjoy being Director and helping to manage a large animal hospital, I get most enjoyment out of doing surgery and working with the great staff at Friendship. I am very proud of the outstanding team of over one hundred professionals that provide exceptional service to you and your companions. I enjoy all the time that I spend with pet owners and their furry friends.

Friendship provides state of the art, comprehensive services for our clients and patients. But, more than that, we provide a caring team who understand the unique human-animal bond. View Our Services