Oxbow Animal Health has announced Dr. Jennifer Graham as the recipient of the 2021 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. Graham, who serves as Associate Professor of Zoological Companion Animal Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, was presented with the award at the 2021 ExoticsCon conference in Nashville, Tennessee at a reception in her honor in September.
“Dr. Graham is an exceptional ambassador for the exotic veterinary medicine profession and we are so honored to recognize her with the 2021 Oxbow Quest Award,” said Dr. Micah Kohles, Vice President of Technical Services & Research at Oxbow Animal Health. “In addition to her accomplishments as an educator, researcher, and veterinarian, Dr. Graham is an exceptional human being. Her humble nature, kindness, thoughtfulness, and graciousness form a legacy all their own – a legacy that’s perhaps more important than work in any field. Jennifer is a tireless champion of the work of others, but she is equally tireless in her support of the people behind the degrees, the research, and the letters after the name.”
“I am so very grateful to be honored as the recipient of the 2021 Oxbow Quest Award (Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award),” said Dr. Graham. “Thank you to the Oxbow Animal Health family for such a magical celebration. The outpouring of love I received from all of you will be forever treasured!”
Jennifer Graham, DVM, DABVP (Avian/Exotic Companion Mammal), DACZM is Associate Professor of Zoological Companion Animal Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Dr. Graham became board certified through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in Avian medicine in 2002. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine in 2008. She was also on the organizing committee for the ABVP-Exotic Companion Mammal practice category and became certified in this practice category in 2009.
Dr. Graham is a member of multiple professional organizations, including the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV), Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV). Dr. Graham served as the ABVP Residency Chair from 2009-2013 and holds positions on several veterinary committees.
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 https://www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/vet-connect/awards.