Cheryl Hoggard graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Since that time, she has completed advanced training in wildlife medicine, including an internship at the clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Sanibel Florida.

She has worked at multiple wildlife rehabilitation hospitals: she was a staff veterinarian for Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute in Jonas Ridge, North Carolina, the medical director and veterinarian for Piedmont Wildlife Center in Durham, North Carolina, a staff veterinarian at Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation of Texas in San Antonio, Texas, and a staff veterinarian at the Houston SPCA in Houston, Texas. While at the HSPCA Dr. Hoggard taught wildlife medical care and companion animal medical care to veterinary students from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Hoggard has authored multiple publications on wildlife care, and she has been active in training and teaching wildlife care via lectures and workshops at the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) Conferences and NWRA Wildlife Medicine Course. She has been a volunteer of NWRA for the past 25 years and served on its Board of Directors for eight years.

She is also currently working with a nonprofit that she co-founded called Laurel's House.

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