Oxbow Animal Health announced Dr. James Carpenter as the winner of the 2019 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health (Quest) Award. Established in 2009, the Quest Award is presented annually to an animal health professional who advances the field of exotic mammal medicine and care. Dr. Carpenter, who serves as Professor of Exotic Pet, Wildlife and Zoological Medicine at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, was presented with the award at the 2019 ExoticsCon conference in St. Louis, Missouri at a reception in his honor.
“Throughout Dr. James Carpenter’s 40 years in the field of exotic animals, 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. “Dr. Carpenter’s contributions to the advancement of exotic medicine simply cannot be overstated and we are truly honored to be recognize him with this award.”
“I am greatly honored to be the recipient of this award,” said Dr. Carpenter. “It was the most amazing, emotional and memorable celebration of my professional life, which has spanned more than 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.”