Harry Cooper (veterinarian)
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|Harry Leonard Cooper|
February 20, 1943 |
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
|Other names||Dr. Harry|
|Occupation||veterinary surgeon, television personality|
|Known for||Harry's Practice|
Harold Leonard Cooper (born: 20 February 1943), is an Australian veterinarian and television personality who is best known for his media appearances.
Dr Harry Cooper graduated with second class honours from Sydney University’s Faculty of Veterinary Science in December 1965 aged 21. He practised for several years across Sydney and the UK before his burgeoning media career became a full-time commitment. Cooper began his media career in a veterinary segment on a morning television talk show in Sydney. Later he became known as the resident veterinary surgeon on the long-running series Burke's Backyard. In 1993 he hosted his first series, Talk to the Animals, and then in 1997, the veterinary series Harry's Practice, which was cancelled in 2003 despite consistently high ratings. Cooper currently presents a veterinary segment on the lifestyle program Better Homes and Gardens. He is also an animal welfare advocate and public speaker, and is a keen gardener.
It was revealed that Cooper had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in late 2007; after more than 6 months of treatment, he is in remission and continuing his work on TV. He is one of a growing number of Australians who believes Australia should become a republic. 
In March 2012, he revealed that he had split from his wife of 26 years.
Dr Harry has 3 children - Russell, Tiffany and Heidi; and 5 grandchildren Ryan, Eva and Thomas (Children of Russell & Jade Cooper) and Sofia and Patrick (Children of Tiffany & Peter Coco).
- http://www.examiner.com.au/news/local/news/general/harry39s-identity-crisis-/1319868.aspx www.examiner.com.au
- http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/better-homes-and-gardens-vet-dr-harry-cooper-splits-from-his-wife-janine-after-26-years/story-e6frf96o-1226299416359 www.heraldsun.com.au
- Harry Cooper at the Internet Movie Database
- Better Homes and Gardens page
- Dr Harry Cooper's hobby farm
- Australia's most popular vet, Dr Harry Cooper :: ABC Tasmania
- Dr Harry Cooper Bio :: Better Homes and Gardens
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