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. Jen graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College with Honours in 1999 and moved to London shortly after. She worked at both an emergency clinic and regular care hospital before purchasing her own clinic in 2001. She opened London North Animal Hospital in 2012 and loves seeing all of her furry patients. Dr. Jen has been involved with and supports many charities over the years including Sea Shepherd, World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, and the Jane Goodall Institute. She has 5 fur babies, a feisty chihuahua named Stella, a goofy husky named Apollo, and three elegant and sophisticated cats, “the sophisticats” named Faraday, Ahzure, and Axis. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, traveling, and hiking with her husband.

Veterinary Technicians


Veterinary Technician

Nathan is one of our wonderful devoted technicians. He has worked with Dr. Hopper for 22 years and still enjoys caring for all of our patients. He grew up in England and moved to Canada when he was young and always dreamed of a career caring for animals. He has a wacky fun sense of humour and always keeps everyone in great spirits at work! In his spare time, he enjoys disc golf, biking, traveling, and playing hockey.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Heather graduated from Ridgetown College for veterinary technology in 2018 and started working at London North Animal Hospital right after graduation. She is a total “animal person” who is planning on becoming a veterinarian herself one day. Her kind heart and patience are so appreciated in the hospital and she is loved by all. She is the proud mama of Orion, a bouncy Australian Shepherd. Heather enjoys reading, gardening, and hiking when she is not at work.

Client and Patient Care Specialists


Client & Patient Care Specialist

Jenn is our friendly helpful receptionist who is the kind and understanding voice on the phone you hear when you call us. Jenn graduated with honors from Stratford Career Institute and has worked in a couple of veterinary clinics in town before finding her home with us in 2020. When she’s not at work she enjoys being outdoors, reading and spending time with her nieces and nephews and her furry kids! She and her husband have a large furry family including Mackie a wild and energetic Shih Zhu, Chichi a 5lb chihuahua who is quite the princess, and Buddy our senior rescue who has mastered the art of napping! They also have 2 cats, Orion and Chester, they can always be found lounging one their many cat trees!

Clinic Greeters


Clinic Greeter

Stella is our other office manager who likes to run a clean and orderly office. She ensures that no large dog “gets out of line” on her watch and will let you know if this occurs (of course from a safe spot where she won’t be challenged). When she is not working she enjoys long naps on the couch and liver treats.


Apollo is currently in training for a management position and hopes to be promoted soon. He is still working on his “instant gratification” skills but loves to meet all the clients who come to the door and can’t wait until we can have our wonderful pet owners inside the hospital where he can make their acquaintance. In his spare time, he enjoys chewing paper, chasing cats and squirrels, and watching T.V.

Hospital Manager


Stephen is our hospital manager who helps keep everything organized for us. He grew up in Rochester New York and always knew he would end up working with pets as he has had numerous dogs, cats, and horses in his life.