Dr Hara was born and grew up in Kobe, Japan. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Japan, she travelled around Australia and met her husband. Shoko completed a veterinary degree at Murdoch University in 2010 and joined Vets4Pets in 2013. Dr Hara special interests are surgery and internal medicine. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her cats called Vinnie and Jules and a cockatiel called Tiel, playing bridge, shopping, watching movies and having a nice meal with good wine.