Andrew Hooper, DVM, received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1989, and graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. He and his wife both grew up in central Illinois, then moved to Florida after graduation, living first in Marion County, then in Citrus County. He has worked as both a relief veterinarian and private practitioner. In August, 2014, after many years as the primary relief veterinarian, he became the owner of the Inverness Animal Hospital. Dr. Hooper enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. He is active with the local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Dr. Hooper also enjoys attending his son’s sporting events, camping, biking, gardening, golfing, working outdoors, and reading. His family shares their home with three adopted / rescued cats that provide daily entertainment and comic relief.
Dr. Stuart Aultman graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary School in 1975. He received an advanced degree in Small Animal Medicine from the University of Missouri in 1976, followed by a two year specialty residency in orthopedics from the University of Illinois in 1978. Upon moving to Inverness in 1978, Dr. Aultman was employed at the Dumas Veterinary Hospital before opening his practice in 1980, which he sold to Dr. Andrew Hooper in 2014. He has two grown sons, and shares his life and his free time with his wife and his five poodles. Dr. Aultman enjoys going to the beach, fishing and creating and preparing new recipes.
Sue has enjoyed working in the veterinary profession for the past eight years as a receptionist, assistant and more, and recently became Inventory manager at our practice. Married for 40 years, she has two adult children, four grandsons, and one great-grandson. Sue has two horses, three lovable mini dachshunds, and one cat. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding and gardening both at the office and at home.
Phyllis graduated from St. Pete Junior College(now St. Pete College) in the Veterinary Tech Program in 1979 with an A.S. Degree. She is married with one adult daughter. Her daughter and son-in-law have given Phyllis four wonderful grandchildren. Phyllis and her husband are a feline friendly family caring for six cats. Free time for Phyllis is shared between activities with the church including singing in her church’s Praise band, family time with her daughter and the grandkids, and riding with her husband on his Harley.
Jennifer graduated from Webster College in 1996 with a degree in Medical Assisting. She has been working as a Veterinary Assistant since 2001. Jennifer shares a house with two dogs and a cat and enjoys outdoor activities which include: zip lining, kayaking and camping. Jennifer says that she truly loves what she does and feels very blessed that she found a career that could bring her this much satisfaction.
Blair was born in 1992 in Charlottesville, Va. After living in Minnesota and Pennsylvania, she moved to Florida at the age of 12. She graduated from Citrus High School in 2010 and is currently attending University of Central Florida in pursuit of a degree in Psychology. Blair enjoys walks with her dog named Bella, relaxing with friends, sewing, and photography. Blair recently welcomed a new addition to her family, a baby boy named Archer.