James W. Carpenter, MS, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, has been a clinical and research veterinarian for over 34 years. He has assisted in developing an internationally recognized program in zoological medicine at Kansas State University and has trained over 30 interns and residents. Dr. Carpenter is the author of over 365 publications including 136 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 25 book chapters. He is also the editor of the Exotic Animal Formulary, and co-editor of Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery. Jim has also served as editor of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, member of the editorial board for Seminars in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine, on the Wildlife Scientific Advisory Board of the Morris Animal Foundation. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. Dr. Carpenter has served as a past- president of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV), the Association of Avian Veterinarians, as well as the American College of Zoological Medicine. He is also the recipient of numerous awards including Exotic DVM of the Year (2000), the AAZV Emil Dolensek Award (2004), and the 2012 T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year Award.
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