Dr. Hooks was born and raised in Davie, Florida (near Fort Lauderdale). Her childhood included helping capture alligators with her father, a biologist and state licensed nuisance alligator trapper.
She attended the University of Florida where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Science degree in Zoology in 2000 and her Veterinary Medical Degree in 2004.
Dr. Hooks resides in Dade City and is currently working on clearing land to build a log cabin. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her own animals, which include three cats, a rottweiler, and a pot-bellied pig. Additional interests include art, craftwork, gardening, travel, nature, and water sports. Her veterinary interests include all domestic animals, and she is developing her skills in the exotic and wildlife field.