2022 T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year

Dr. Sharman Hoppes named Avian Practitioner of the Year

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Twenty-four exceptional avian veterinarians from all around the world were nominated for the 2022 T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year. The independent Selection Committee narrowed this list to three finalists and the 2022 T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year, Dr. Sharman Hoppes, was announced during the Plenary Session at the 2022 ExoticsCon.

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Sharman Hoppes, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) is the owner of Texas Avian & Exotic Hospital in Grapevine, Texas and a Professor Emerita of the zoological medicine service at Texas A&M University.

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Award recipients

Visit Lafeber.com to learn more about Dr. Hoppes and to see a list of previous Award recipients.

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Did you know…?

The T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year is nominated by their peers: YOU. The Awardee is NOT, and has never been, selected by Lafeber Company.

The autonomous Award Selection Committee, consisting of Association of Avian Veterinarians members, is led by Dr. Kenneth Welle.