Meet Your Family Dentists
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.
Dr. Veronica Copeland
Dr. Veronica Copeland is dedicated to providing you and your family the highest level of care. She prides herself on practicing dentistry with integrity, and one of her primary goals is to make you feel as comfortable as possible in our office-by treating you just like she would do for her own family.
Dr. Copeland graduated from Texas Tech University Magna Cum Laude with a degree in chemistry. She then completed dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry- Texas A&M Health Sciences Center in Dallas. Her education didn’t stop there; she greatly enjoys staying on top of the developments in dentistry by constantly taking continuing education courses.
Dr. Copeland is married to her best friend, Dr. Sam Copeland- who graduated from St. Joseph High School in Victoria and is now a pulmonologist and intensive care doctor in town. They have four energetic children that they are so proud of.Dr. Copeland has been deeply and continually grateful to build relationships and earn your trust over the past few years, and she looks forward to continue developing these relationships with all of our wonderful patients at Victoria Family Dentistry.
In Celebration 4th Year Anniversary
We would like to celebrate Dr. Veronica Copeland's 4th year anniversary at Victoria Family Dentistry! Dr. Copeland has been deeply and continually grateful to build relationships and earn your trust over the past few years. She thanks God daily for leading her to Victoria and for the gift of dentistry. Dr. Copeland is married to her best friend, Dr. Sam Copeland-who graduated from St. Joseph High School in Victoria and is now a pulmonologist and intensive care doctor in town. They have four energetic children that they are so proud of (and that keep them very busy!) When she is not spending time with her family, she feels it is so important to stay abreast of this ever- developing profession by taking extensive continuing education courses to provide her patients with top-notch treatment. She looks forward to continue developing relationships with all of our wonderful patients at Victoria Family Dentistry!