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Zoological

For large animal appointments call (979) 845-3541 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Emergencies accepted 24 hours a day
Zoological

The Zoological service provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for exotic animals. We use a team approach by collaborating with other in-house specialists to tailor treatment to every patient's individual needs. We are dedicated to providing the highest-quality education for exotic pet owners, fellow veterinarians, veterinary students, technicians and the community.

Patients we see:

  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Small mammals like ferrets, rabbits, gerbils, rodents
  • Exotic cats
  • Bears
  • New World Primates
  • Fish

 

 

 

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Our Team

J. Jill Heatley

J. Jill Heatley, DVM, MS, DABVP (Avian Practice), DACVM

Associate Professor

Dr. Jill Heatley received her DVM from Texas A&M University. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and the American Board of Zoological Medicine. Dr. Heatley completed her internship in bird zoo and exotic animal medicine followed by a residency in zoological medicine at Louisiana State University. She also received her master of science in Veterinary Clinical Sciences while at LSU. Her clinical area of interest is small animal zoological medicine (exotics) and her special interests include fluid therapy, emergent and critical care, electrolytes of nondomestic species, wildlife population health, biomonitoring, oil spill response, and atherosclerosis and avian lipids.


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Sharman M. Hoppes

Sharman M. Hoppes, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Sharman Hoppes obtained her DVM from Oklahoma State University. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She completed her residency in avian medicine and surgery at North Carolina State University. Her clinical area of interest is small animal zoological medicine (exotics) and her special interests include avian and exotic analgesia, proventricular dilation disease, and aflatoxins in birds.

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Jordan Gentry

Jordan Gentry, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Jordan Gentry received his BS in Zoology and Wildlife Science as well as his DVM from Auburn University. He completed an Internship of Zoological Medicine at the University of Georgia before beginning his residency at Texas A&M. His scholarly interests include zoological medicine and wildlife health.

Caitlin Burrell

Caitlin Burrell, DVM

Veterinary Intern Instructor

Dr. Caitlin Burrell received a BS from the University of Maryland and completed her DVM at Kansas State University. After an internship at the Angell Animal Medical Center in she began an internship at Texas A&M.