Oxbow Animal Health, in conjunction with AEMV, has recognized Dr. Dan Johnson (Avian & Exotic Animal Care – Raleigh, NC) as the recipient of the 2022 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health (QUEST) Award.
Established in 2009, the QUEST is presented annually to an animal health professional who advances the field of exotic mammal medicine and care. Dr. Johnson, who founded North Carolina’s first all-exotics practice in 1996, was presented with the award at the 2022 ExoticsCon conference in Denver, Colorado at a reception in his honor.
“For more than three decades, Dr. Johnson has provided exceptional leadership throughout the field of exotic veterinary medicine,” said Dr. Micah Kohles, Vice President of Technical Services & Research for Oxbow. “As a clinician, teacher, and educator, his contributions have made a profound impact at all levels. Dr. Dan is a tireless champion of his students and all those he has mentored throughout his career, making the personal and professional lives of those around him better on a daily basis. We are honored to recognize him with the 2022 Oxbow QUEST Award.”
“What a great honor to receive the 2022 Oxbow/AEMV QUEST Award,” said Dr. Johnson. “It has been my privilege to mentor so many veterinarians and veterinary technicians who came along after me. You are never too old to be inspired to achieve your dreams. Thank you, Oxbow Animal Health, for an amazing celebration that I will never forget!”
Dr. Dan Johnson, DVM, Diplomate ABVP earned his BS in Biology from North Carolina State University in 1988, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from NCSU-College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He worked in small animal and emergency medicine for 4 years before starting North Carolina’s first all-exotics practice in 1996.
Dr. Johnson serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at NCSU-CVM. He is Board Certified in Exotic Companion Mammal Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) and is past president of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV). Dr. Johnson publishes and lectures nationally about avian and exotic animal medicine. His areas of special interest include surgery, orthopedics, zoological medicine, and exotic animal dentistry.
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. For more information, visit www.oxbowvetconnect.com.