Dr Mark BVSc (Hons)


Dr Mark Hocking joined the Gladesville Veterinary Hospital team back in 1998. He graduated as a vet from Sydney University with first class honors in 1994.

Mark completed his International Veterinary Acupuncture Society qualification in veterinary acupuncture in 2001. From there he then became very interested in the treatment of myofascial trigger points (muscle knots) in dogs and cats, as a treatment for pain, lameness and stiffness. He has since run eight workshops teaching other Australian and New Zealand vets about the treatment of trigger points, had two papers published in human pain journals about his hypothesis on how trigger points form, and he spoke at the International Myopain Society human muscle pain conference in Seattle in 2013. 

Mark’s focus is on providing quality consultations, including preventative health care and all aspects of medical care, as well as performing trigger point therapy and laser acupuncture, to try to keep your fur baby happy and healthy. He really enjoys working with a great team of staff, with different interests, which helps to provide an excellent level of veterinary care. He likes to develop a rapport with clients and endeavors to explain complex situations in a way that is easily understood. 

Outside of work Mark enjoys bushwalking, bird watching, gardening, nature study, art and travel. 

He looks forward to seeing you and your pet soon.