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James W. Carpenter, DVM, DACZM

Specialties and Expertise

  • Pharmacokinetics of select antibiotics & analgesics in exotic animals; Medicine & captive management of companion exotic & zoo animals; Physiologic & pathologic characteristics of some species; Parasites & diseases of exotic animals, wildlife, zoo animals


  • DVM and MS: Oklahoma State University


  • Diplomate, American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM)

Select Awards, Achievements, and Publications

  • Past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine and the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
  • Past President of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, the Association of Avian Veterinarians, and the American College of Zoological Medicine
  • Exotic DVM of the Year (2000), T. J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year (2012), and recipient of the Oxbow Quest Award for Excellence in Small Mammal Health (2019)
  • Coeditor of Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery (2004, 2012, 2021)
  • Editor of Exotic Animal Formulary (1996, 2001, 2005, 2013, 2018, and 2023 [Coeditor])