Our Faculty Advisor
Dr. Sharman Hoppes
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 is also an active member of the Association of
Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, the Association of Reptile and
Amphibian Veterinarians and the American Veterinary Society of
Animal Behavior. Dr.Hoppes joined the TAMU faculty in 2006
and her research interests include avian analgesia and Avian
Bornavirus in parrots through her work at the Schubot Exotic
Bird Health Center and exotic and avian behavior and enrichment.
She is married, has 2 beautiful step daughters and has 4 dogs, 3
cats, 3 rats and 14 pet birds.