About Us

More than a vet clinic

Wanneroo Veterinary Hospital has been looking after the needs of the pets of Wanneroo and their owners for decades. As some clients of ours will well remember, Wanneroo Veterinary Hospital was opened in a small house unit on Wanneroo Road in 1978, and initially run by various managers as a vet clinic for several years. In 1980 Dr Bruce Young took over the management of the practice until he purchased it entirely in 1984.

In 1996 the practice moved to brand new modern premises, which is the purpose-built facility in use today. This move allowed the VET CLINIC to be upgraded to gain HOSPITAL status. Also, we expanded its staff levels to help serve the increasing clientele numbers and facilities required for modern medicine and surgery more completely.


The hospital has its own:

  • pharmacy
  • radiology suite with DIGITAL computer radiology
  • two surgical theatres each fully equipped with modern gaseous anaesthesia and monitoring equipment
  • separate air-conditioned cat and dog wards
  • an isolation ward for infectious disease

All these facilities equips us to meet the needs and expectations of our clients in the 21st century.

In 2011, after working with Bruce for some time, Dr Stephen Cooper agreed to form a partnership with Bruce to run the practice. During this time, Steve and Bruce presided over many changes, including a major hospital renovation in 2018, which increased our capacity to attend to more patients, in a shiny modernised environment. In 2021, after a successful 10 year partnership and Bruce reaching his later years, Steve took over the practice as the sole owner with Bruce continuing on as a consulting vet. 

The staff at Wanneroo Veterinary Hospital, under the stewardship of Dr Stephen Cooper, is a stable and entrusted team of Veterinarians and Nurses. Many of our veterinary team have been with us for over 10 years and our  Practice Manager, Sue-Ellen Smith, is a familiar face that our clients have relied upon for over 25 years.