Dr. Sharman Hoppes is the owner of Texas Avian & Exotic Hospital in Grapevine, Texas and a Professor Emerita (2019-present) of 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. Sharman completed an avian medicine and surgery residency at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 and she became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in avian practice in 2000. Sharman joined TAMU in 2006 and has served as the Medical Director of Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center since that time. Here research interests have included avian bornavirus, analgesia, evaluation of alfaxalone, and avian behavior and enrichment. Sharman 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. In 2022, Dr. Hoppes was named the T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year.
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