Oxbow Animal Health Names Quest Award Winner
Dr. James Carpenter recently received the 2019 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health (Quest) Award, which is presented annually to an animal health professional who advances the field of exotic mammal medicine and care.
James Carpenter, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, has been named winner of the 2019 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health (Quest) Award. Established by Oxbow Animal Health in 2009, the Quest is presented annually to an animal health professional who advances the field of exotic mammal medicine and care.
Carpenter, who serves as professor of exotic pet, wildlife and zoological medicine at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, was presented the award in late September at the 2019 ExoticsCon conference in St. Louis at a reception in his honor.
“Throughout Dr. James Carpenter’s 40 years in the field of exotic animal, wildlife and zoo animal medicine, he has contributed to the development of countless veterinary professionals through his research, teaching, authorship and industry leadership,” said John Miller, president and founder of Oxbow Animal Health, which is headquartered in Omaha, Neb. “Dr. Carpenter’s contributions to the advancement of exotic medicine simply cannot be overstated, and we are truly honored to recognize him with this award.”
Among other accomplishments, Carpenter is the author of 185 scientific papers, 47 book chapters and 250 proceedings articles. He is the past president of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, the Association of Avian Veterinarians and the American College of Zoological Medicine. Carpenter is currently the editor in chief of the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery.
“I am greatly honored to be the recipient of the 2019 Oxbow Quest Award,” Carpenter said. “It was the most amazing, emotional and memorable celebration of my professional life, which has spanned over 40 years in the field of exotic animal/zoological medicine. I am greatly appreciative of Oxbow Animal Health for envisioning, sponsoring and hosting this event.”
The Oxbow Quest Award is based on excellence in one or more of the following areas: exhibiting leadership in the field of exotic mammal health, advancing the understanding of clinical diseases and treatments in exotic mammal pets, promoting the field of exotic mammal medicine, promoting the field of exotic mammal nutrition or providing innovation to the field of exotic mammal medicine. Nominations are made by submitting a CV and letter of recommendation describing the individual and how they exemplify the above qualities.