Our Chief of Staff Dr. Cooper knew by the age of 10 she would be a veterinarian. It was at that time her childhood pet, Abby, became critically ill. Through the amazing care and compassion of the family vet, Abby's life was saved and Dr. Cooper was overcome with gratitude. She felt a strong desire from that moment on to return that favor by taking care of any pet in need as if it was her own.
Dr. Cooper grew up in Parma as the middle child in a family of five. Through high school and college, she flourished in math, science, and other pre-veterinary courses while working part-time at a local animal hospital. She applied to the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1998 with a DVM degree. After working for three years in the Columbus area for an AAHA-accredited hospital, she moved back to the Cleveland area to join the Crossroads Animal Hospital team in 2001 as an associate veterinarian.
Dr. Cooper has been married to her husband, Joel, for 14 years. They have two children: a daughter, Jordan, and a son, Noah. The family also includes two rescued cats named Butters and Sparkles.
Most of Dr. Cooper's free time is spent with her family. They love to vacation together in Myrtle Beach, attend Tae Kwon Do classes, and swim in the neighborhood pool. When she has some time to herself, Dr. Cooper likes to either relax and read a good novel or stay active and exercise.