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Veterinary medicine is a well-respected profession because veterinarians make significant contributions to improving the health and wellbeing of the animals and people they serve. Veterinarians practice medicine that alleviates suffering, contributes to groundbreaking medical advancements, protects the environment, and makes the world a better, healthier place.

Veterinarians and Their Stories

Veterinary medicine is about putting your knowledge and compassion into practice. Preventing disease and healing animals is at the heart of what professionals in veterinary medicine do. But they also do so much more.

The Story of a Small Animal Veterinarian Dr. Vernard L. Hodges

Meet Dr. Vernard L. Hodges, a small animal veterinarian with a deep love for all creatures. Growing up on a farm in rural Georgia, he nurtured and cared for goats, cows, dogs, turtles, and many other pets. After exploring fish biology and aquatic science, his true passion for veterinary medicine was ignited, leading him to graduate with a DVM from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Today, Dr. Hodges continues to spread his love and dedication to animals, raising Koi on his fish farm and caring for his three dogs and son.

The Story of a Avian Veterinarian Dr. Sharman Hoppes

Discover Dr. Sharman Hoppes, a dedicated avian veterinarian specializing in the health and well-being of birds. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Avian Practice, she has become a leading expert in avian medicine and care. With her passion for feathered friends and years of experience, Dr. Hoppes continues to make a significant impact in the field of avian veterinary medicine.

The Story of a Laboratory Veterinarian Dr. Martin J. Fettman

Discover Dr. Martin J. Fettman, a brilliant research veterinarian with a passion for advancing scientific knowledge. With years of experience and expertise in veterinary research, he has contributed significantly to the understanding of animal health and medicine. Dr. Fettman’s dedication to research has led to groundbreaking discoveries that continue to improve the lives of animals worldwide.

The Story of an Equine Veterinarian Dr. Cynthia Patterson

Discover Dr. Cynthia Patterson, a compassionate equine veterinarian who dedicates her expertise to the care and well-being of horses. With a strong love for these majestic animals, she has become a trusted expert in equine medicine and provides essential medical attention to keep horses healthy and happy. Dr. Patterson’s commitment to equine health and her years of experience make her a valued resource for horse owners, ensuring that their beloved companions receive the best care possible.

The Story of a Large Animal Veterinarian Dr. Robert Callan

Discover Dr. Robert Callan, a dedicated large animal veterinarian whose passion lies in caring for big animals. With years of experience and expertise in large animal medicine, he is a trusted expert in the field. Dr. Callan’s commitment to the health and well-being of farm animals makes him a valuable resource for farmers and ranchers, ensuring that their livestock receive the best care possible.