Dr. Boppana was raised in a country with lots of farm animals. His compassionate nature and eager enthusiasm for treating animals developed at a very young age. With lots of encouragement from his parents, he pursued a career in veterinary science. He received his education in both India and the United States. Dr. Boppana received his training to become a veterinarian in India in 1994. He earned a Master of Veterinary Science degree and Ph.D. Dr. Boppana completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at University of Connecticut, School of Medicine before joining the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He worked as a research scientist at the Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease, Department of Pathology, Galveston National Laboratories at UTMB, Galveston, Texas. He received several prestigious awards and fellowships like Young scientist award, NIH fellowship. Dr. Boppana is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Veterinary Parasitology (AAVP), member of Harris County Veterinary Medical Association (HCVMA), and member of Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA). Dr. Boppana is a general practitioner with professional interests in surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, and immunology. After working several years in different area veterinary hospitals, Dr, Boppana started South Belt Animal Hospital. He takes pride in providing quality, compassionate, and affordable veterinary services. Fair and humane treatment of all animals has always been one of Dr. Boppana’s strong ideals.