Our family dentists provide compassionate care steeped in faith, advanced training, and technology:
Dr. Rachel C. Heard
Dr. Rachel Heard has been practicing dentistry in Victoria, TX, since 2001. She graduated with her BA degree in biology from University of Texas in Austin, while earning the UT Health Science Center Women’s Faculty Leadership Award in 1997.
After dental school, she served in the US Air Force from 1997-2001. In June of 1998, she became the company grade officer of the Quarter Brooks Air Force base. She also won the Professional Image Award of the Year in the Brooks Air Force base medical squadron that same year.
Dr. Heard is whole-heartedly committed to the community in which she serves. She worked as the secretary of the local dental society from 2006-2007, the treasurer and vice president from 2007-2008, and the president from 2008-2009. She has served in the Junior League of Victoria for ten years, where she is currently a sustainer. In addition, she has served on several boards including the Victoria Ballet Theatre and St. Joseph High School.
When she’s not improving people’s lives through dentistry, Dr. Rachel enjoys fishing, running, triathlons, volunteering at the coffee shop at church, traveling on mission trips, and supporting community organizations.
We would like to introduce you to Dr. Veronica Copeland who will be working part time in our office including some Fridays now.
Dr. Copeland moved from Lubbock to Victoria in 2018. She graduated with a degree in chemistry from Texas Tech University in 2009, and completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2013 from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas.
Dr. Copeland is thrilled to be here in Victoria with her four children and husband, who is a pulminologist and intensive care doctor.
Dr. Copeland feels that dentistry is one of the greatest professions, and is excited to be able to serve our patients in this office. She prides herself on practicing dentistry with integrity and also feels it is important to stay abreast of this ever-developing profession by taking extensive continuing education courses.
When she is not chasing her children or practicing dentistry, she enjoys cooking, jogging, podcasts, and deepening her faith. She looks forward to meeting and developing relationships with our wonderful patients here at Victoria Family Dentistry!