Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award

Oxbow, in conjunction with AEMV, is proud to present the Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award, an annual award to recognize excellence and innovation in the field of exotic mammal health.

The Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health 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
  • 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.

Nominations for the 2017 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award will be announced in late Spring 2017. Check back for more details as that time approaches.

Award Benefits

  • $1,000 cash award
  • The Quest: A highly symbolic, contemporary sculpture commissioned by Oxbow to commemorate the recipient’s achievement
  • A travel and registration stipend to help cover expenses associated with attending the AEMV conference (up to $1000). Recipients must be available and willing to attend a presentation ceremony at the annual conference and participate in other recognition activities.
Dr. Jörg Mayer Named 2016 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award Winner
 

Murdock, NE, September 7, 2016 -- Oxbow Animal Health has announced Dr. Jörg Mayer as the winner of the 2016 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award. Established in 2009, the Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award is presented annually to an animal health professional who advances the field of exotic mammal medicine and care. Dr. Mayer, who serves as Associate Professor of Zoological Medicine in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia, was presented with the award at ExoticsCon 2016 in Portland, Oregon at a reception in his honor.

“We are honored to recognize Dr. Jörg Mayer with the 2016 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award,” said John Miller, President and CEO of Oxbow Animal Health. “No fewer than twenty-three highly-respected veterinary professionals attached their names to Jörg’s nomination letter. Jörg is as accomplished as he is respected by his peers. He has given tirelessly to boards, organizations, and the industry in general, all while regularly publishing, presenting, and paving the way for innovations in exotic animal medicine. He has impacted the lives of countless aspiring veterinarians in his teaching positions at Tufts and the University of Georgia. We are truly honored to recognize him with this well-deserved award.”

“To be nominated and selected for any award by highly-respected peers in your professional life is truly one of the highest recognitions one can think of,” said Dr. Mayer. “I am still astonished that my colleagues and friends deemed me suitable to receive this highly-respected award. To my wife, Janet, who shares this quest with me each day and without whom I would not be where I am today; to all my colleagues who I’ve had the pleasure to work with and learn from; to all the colleagues who continue to inspire me on a daily basis and continue to be my friends: I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart by saying, “Danke Schön!” I look forward to the next 20 years of this quest with you all!”

Dr. Jörg Mayer currently serves as Associate Professor of Zoological Medicine in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. From 2001-2010, Dr. Mayer held multiple positions at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Other past professional engagements include serving as visiting scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and field research work with wild and captive tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea. Dr. Mayer is a regular presenter at professional meetings and conferences throughout the world. Publications include 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributions in 20 book chapters. Dr. Mayer is a regular contributor to professional editorial boards and has performed extensive consulting work within the industry. Among many professional awards, Dr. Mayer received the AEMV Presidential Award for Dedicated Service in 2006 and was named Exotic Speaker of the Year at the NAVC in 2013.

The Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health 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.

Dr. Brendan Carmel Named 2015 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award Winner

In 2001, Dr. Carmel opened the Warranwood Veterinary Center, a small animal clinic focusing on unusual & exotic pets.  As an academic associate with the University of Melbourne, Dr. Carmel provides ongoing training of veterinary students and veterinarians.  For the past 13 years, Dr. Carmel has served as consultant veterinarian for the Melbourne Museum.  He lectures part-time at the University of Melbourne and was appointed as a consultant in unusual and exotic pets by the university in 2008.  Dr. Carmel is a founding member both the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians and the Association of Amphibian and Reptilian Veterinarians.  In 2014, he was elected as Chair of the International Committee within AEMV.   

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