Schubot Center member Dr. Sharman Hoppes, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) has been awarded the 2022 T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year Award.
The “Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the year” award is presented every year to an outstanding practitioner who is advancing the quality of health care for companion birds. An independent committee of members from the Association of Avian Veterinarians selects the recipient from a poll of candidates that were nominated by the general public. The selection criteria include clinical excellence and innovation as well as promotion of the profession, contribution to the knowledge base and caring and compassion for the avian patients and clients.
Dr. Hoppes is the owner of Texas Avian & Exotic Hospital in Grapevine, Texas, and Professor Emerita of the zoological medicine service at Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine