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Sharman M Hoppes

Clinical Associate Professor

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Phone: (979) 845-2351

Mailstop: 4474

Department: VSCS

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    Conservation of parrots, nutrition, grow of chicks, parasite loads and health of large parrots in the wild as well as effects of tourism on conservation


      4th year DVM rotations in Peru, teaching conservation and field medicine and research.


  • Residency Avian Medicine and Surgery, North Carolina State University 1999
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University 1993
  • Associate Nursing, Oklahoma State University Technical Institute 1983


  • Diplomate, ABVP (Avian)
  • Texas Veterinary Medical License: 7358

Scholarly Interests

Avian and exotic analgesia; proventricular dilation disease; aflatoxins in birds


Avian bornavirus and proventricular dilatation disease: diagnostics, pathology, prevalence, and control.
Hoppes SM, Tizard I, Shivaprasad HL
Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 16(2):339-55.
Positive reinforcement training facilitates the voluntary participation of laboratory macaws with veterinary procedures.
Daugette KF, Hoppes S, Tizard I, Brightsmith D
J Avian Med Surg. 26(4):248-54.
Proventricular dilatation disease in cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) after infection with a genotype 2 avian bornavirus.
Mirhosseini N, Gray PL, Hoppes S, Tizard I, Shivaprasad HL, Payne S
J Avian Med Surg. 25(3):199-204.
Granulomatous encephalomyelitis and intestinal ganglionitis in a spectacled Amazon parrot (Amazona albifrons) infected with Mycobacterium genavense.
Gomez G, Saggese MD, Weeks BR, Hoppes SM, Porter BF
J Comp Pathol. 144(2-3):219-22.
Molecular characterization of the cloacal microbiota of wild and captive parrots.
Xenoulis PG, Gray PL, Brightsmith D, Palculict B, Hoppes S, Steiner JM, Tizard I, Suchodolski JS
Vet Microbiol. 146(3-4):320-5.
The senior ferret (Mustela putorius furo).
Hoppes SM
Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 13(1):107-22.
Echocardiographic and radiographic findings in a cohort of healthy, adult green iguanas (Iguana iguana)
Gustavsen K, Saunders A, Young B, Winter R, Hoppes S
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology.

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