Dr. Nargund grew up in Meadville, Pennsylvania. She completed a 7-year joint undergraduate and veterinary medicine program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Tufts University. She also received her Master’s degree in Public Health during vet school. Upon graduation in 2003, she moved to Atlanta to do a fellowship at the CDC in the Foodborne Diseases division. She has practiced veterinary medicine since 2004.
Her special interests in veterinary medicine are nutrition, gastroenterology, and geriatrics. Her interests outside of work are cooking and traveling. Dr. Nargund and her husband, Ratish, live in Alpharetta with their two sons and mixed breed dog named Duke Anderson.
Dr. Laura Hooper was born and raised in Lexington, SC. After graduating from high school in 1998, she completed her undergraduate degree in animal and veterinary sciences at Clemson University. She then attended Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2007. Following veterinary school she completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Auburn University. She has been practicing in the Chamblee-Dunwoody area since 2008. Dr. Hooper and her husband Matt, their three children (2 girls and a boy), a labrador retriever Dixie Belle, miniature pinscher Lily, and Otis the cat reside in Smyrna. Her interests include running, softball, and water sports.