Dr. Sharman Hoppes is a Clinical Associate Professor in the zoological medicine service at Texas A & M University (TAMU). Dr. Hoppes earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University in 1993. Prior to that she worked as a registered nurse for 10 years caring for human patients. She completed an avian medicine and surgery residency in 1999 at North Carolina State University and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in avian practice in 2000. She is a Past-President (2012-2013) of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, and she is also an active member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians and the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians. Sharman joined TAMU in 2006 and her research interests include avian analgesia and proventricular dilatation disease in parrots through her work at the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center.
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