Congresswoman Plaskett Offers Her Condolences on the Passing of Eugene "doc" Petersen


Date: April 3, 2022
Location: Washington, DC

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement sharing her deep condolences with the family, friends and loved ones of Eugene "Doc" Petersen:

"Words cannot describe the immense sadness I felt when I heard of Mr. Doc Petersen's passing. I recently saw him at an event on St. Croix and was glad to see he was doing well and in good spirits.

"Doc, as he was affectionately known by so many, was a very dear and friend to me and my family for many years. One of the first Virgin Islanders to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM), he was a beloved veterinarian on St. Croix and owned and operated the Princesse Veterinary Hospital for over 20 years. He influenced many young Virgin Islanders to pursue veterinary science. Doc's love for animals was also evident in his devotion to horse racing on St. Croix. He served as the President and CEO of the Randall "Doc" James racetrack and was a true pioneer in the field, introducing simulcasting and account wagering to the Virgin Islands.

"A man of tremendous talent and various pursuits, Doc was also an excellent vocalist and musician, author and local radio talk show host. We have lost a true culture-bearer.

"I send my love and prayers for comfort and peace to his family, loved ones and friends during this time."