Lexington Veterinarian Peter Pryor Dies

Peter Pryor, who worked as a vet for more than 30 years at Lane's End, has passed.

Dr. Peter Pryor , who worked at a veterinarian for more than 30 years at Lane's End, died Sept. 28. He was 58.

Born in Denver, Pryor received early admission to the School of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University. He subsequently completed an internship and residency at the University of California-Davis.

In his Lexington practice, Pryor specialized in lameness and orthopedics in horses. 

In a Legacy.com posting, Joyce Fogleman, who works in marketing at Lane's End, said Pryor will be missed at the farm.

"I have known Pete for many years from our work at Lane's End and so enjoyed his intellect, his kindness, his humor, his compassion, and strength. He was a great gentleman," Fogleman said. "I will miss him and send my thoughts to his family."

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Lexington. A memorial mass will  be held Dec. 17 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Denver.

He is survived by his mother Phyllis of Denver, his wife Lucie VanMeter, and his children Peter and Elizabeth Alden, all of Lexington, Ky.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Peter Brinton Pryor Memorial Fund for Esophageal Cancer Research at the University of Michigan, Thoracic Surgery Department, in care of Dr. Marc Orringer.