Bethany Hooper, Lead Veterinarian (B.V.Sc)
I joined Altona in September 2019 as Lead Veterinarian. After graduating from the University of Melbourne, I worked first in Ferntree Gully then in Fitzroy with small companion animals. I aim to provide a high standard of care and treat every pet as my own. I am passionate about providing preventative care to all pets. I also love to work with pocket pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and reptiles.
I have always loved animals and knew I wanted to be a vet when I was 5. To me, pets are not just animals - they are members of our family. Being trusted to offer them compassion, care and medical treatment when needed is a great privilege.
In my spare time, I’m usually getting up to crafty activities like sewing and baking or keeping active by riding my bike and taking dance classes. I also love curling up with a good book and my cheeky rescue cat Marzipan.