Our Caring & Compassionate Veterinary Team!
Meet the team of London North Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Stop in or give us a call at (519) 601-8387 to schedule an appointment!
Dr. Jennifer Hopper
Dr. Jennifer Hopper dreamed of being the next Jane Goodall. She spent two months in Africa to pursue this dream before deciding to enter the veterinary profession. She grew up in London and went to the University of Guelph where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. She then graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1999 and moved back to London where she has been working ever since. In 2013, she opened London North Animal Hospital. She also owned King Animal Clinic for 18 years. Dr. Hopper has served on the Board of Directors of the London Humane Society, the Committee for Animal Care in London and for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. She continues to support PETA, The Jane Goodall Institute, WSPA, SARI, and The Independent Living Centre in London, Ontario.
Her furry daughter, Stella, comes to work with her every day and has a job as our Official Clinic Greeter. Dr. Hopper also has 3 sweet, angelic cat siblings: Faraday, Axis, and Ahzure. If they were in the Star Wars Universe, Faraday would be Princess Leia, Axis would be Darth Vader, and Ahzure would be Yoda! All 3 cats are sun worshipers and are currently plotting to take over the world.
In her spare time, Dr. Hopper meditates, does yoga, and enjoys hiking in the woods. She travels frequently for conferences and enjoys increasing her knowledge of veterinary medicine. Her favorite movie is Star Wars and enjoys listening to live music.
“Do not dare to not dare”
– Aslan of Narnia
Danielle grew up in Hamilton but moved to New Mexico for 12 years before moving back to London in 2015 and has been with us ever since. Danielle graduated at the top of her class and received an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New Mexico State University. Danielle has two forever-hungry tabby cats, a spunky Shih Tzu named Oliver, and two mischievous dwarf bunnies, Lumos and Nox. She loves hiking, camping, and traveling anywhere she can. She is an avid Disney and Harry Potter fan and loves to read books and watch movies.
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light”
– Albus Dumbledore, the Harry Potter series
Nathan is one of our devoted veterinary technicians. He has been with us for the last 18 years and always brings a smile to everyone’s face. Nathan was born in England and grew in London, Ontario and always dreamed of working with animals. Nathan had two beloved dogs Citrus and Bruin who have since passed, and is now the Godfather to 1 dog and 3 cats. He enjoys traveling to exotic locations and has had some very interesting experiences! Nathan plays hockey, ping pong, and is an expert chess player. Nathan’s favourite singer is Adam Levine and enjoys listening to contemporary, pop, and rock music. His Bucket list includes traveling to Australia and Hawaii, learning how to scuba dive, and to be a mystery novel writer (or does he really….)
“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space”
– Stephen Hunt
Heather knew from the minute she could walk and talk that she wanted to have a career with animals. She was born in London, Ontario and dreamed about one day becoming a veterinarian. She pursued a diploma in Veterinary Technology at Ridgetown College at the University of Guelph and is planning on attending veterinary school in the future. Her fur baby is Rosie, the loving and intelligent Australian Shepherd who would eat everything in sight if she was allowed. Heather reads both romance and horror novels avidly when she is not working. She also enjoys plants and gardening. Heather’s favourite movie is Ghostbusters and her favourite band is Marianas Trench, whom she has been actively following for the last 10 years.
“If you’re always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be”
– Maya Angelou
Client and Patient Care Specialists
Client & Patient Care Specialist
Michele was born and raised in Switzerland and moved to Canada when she was 13 years old. She grew up on a farm surrounded by cows, horses, bunnies, sheep, goats, and many more. Michele has been riding horses all of her life, does Dressage shows, and taught riding lessons for many years. She has two horses currently; Monarco, a very gentle soul, and Cesar, who is very stubborn and strong willed. She lives with her lovable cat named Q-Tip who coincidentally likes to eat q-tips and an energetic bubbly dog named Coco who enjoys fresh air and sunshine. In her spare time, Michele loves skiing and traveling. Her favourite TV show is Suits and she loves reading.
“I would rather have a life of ‘oh wells’ than a life of ‘what ifs?’”
– Author Unknown
Client & Patient Care Specialist
Kris grew up on a hobby farm in Glencoe, Ontario. She graduated from the VMR program at Ridgetown College in 2002. Kris and her daughter share their home with 2 dogs Violet and Alfred, 2 cats Eleanor and Da Mau, 2 rabbits Jensen and Cian, and a Kune Kune pig named Stiles. Kris loves music of many different genres. She enjoys concerts, reading, hiking, movies, and travelling whenever possible.
“Be curious, not judgemental.”
– Walt Whitman
Stella is our official clinic greeter. She was born in Aylmer and raised in London, Ontario. She elected not to pursue a career in doggy obedience. Her lifelong dream is to catch those darn squirrels in the backyard, even though they are much larger than her. Stella’s personal achievements include: 1) making that large Bouvier cower in fear, 2) defending the clinic from that suspicious looking package that came through the front door, and 3) running from one end of the clinic to the other in less than 3 seconds. Her favorite movie is Beverley Hills Chihuahua.
“It’s better to seek forgiveness than ask permission”
– Grace Hopper, U.S. Naval Officer, 1986