Dr. Karen Rosenthal named 2012 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award Winner
Thu, November 8, 2012

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Micah Kohles, Director of Veterinary Services and Outreach
Phone: 1-800-249-0366
Email: mkohles@oxbowanimalhealth.com
URL: oxbowanimalhealth.com

Murdock, NE, October 30, 2012 -- Oxbow Animal Health has announced Dr. Karen Rosenthal as the winner of the 2012 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award. Established in 2009, the Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award is an annual award presented to an animal health professional who advances the field of exotic mammal medicine and care.  Dr. Rosenthal, who currently serves as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the St. Matthews Veterinary School in the Caribbean, was presented with the award at the 2012 AAZV/AEMV/ARAV Conference in Oakland, California on October 24th, followed by a reception in her honor.

“It is truly an honor to recognize such a sterling figure in the professional exotics community,” said John Miller, President and CEO of Oxbow Animal Health.  “Dr. Rosenthal has devoted her life to educating others in the realm of exotic mammal veterinary medicine – students, residents, and colleagues alike.   As a result, she is held in the highest esteem by all she encounters.  To recognize her legacy with this year’s Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award is a great honor.” 

Dr. Karen Rosenthal is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the St. Matthews Veterinary School, located on the Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean.  Dr. Rosenthal, a 1988 graduate of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has devoted her life to educating students, residents and colleagues at the highest level of exotic mammal veterinary medicine.  She took leadership in developing curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded the “Excellence in Teaching” award in 2007.  Dr. Rosenthal presents regularly at major exotic veterinarian meetings and is known for her advocacy of open discussion amongst peers. 

Dr. Rosenthal’s strong commitment to education has translated into many leadership roles in exotic animal medicine organizations.  She was a founding member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians.  She was the Small Mammal Program Chair for the North American Veterinary Conference from 1996 to 2003 as was President of the Association of Avian Veterinarians from 2008 to 2009.  Dr. Rosenthal was the first exotic animal veterinarian to become the Medical Director of a Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the United States when she was appointed to this position at the Ryan A. Matthews Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.  In addition, she is a reviewer for many scientific journals, including associate editor for the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine.  Dr. Rosenthal was named the Exotic DMV of the Year in 2010. 

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. For more information, contact Dr. Micah Kohles at Oxbow Animal Health at 29012 Mill Rd. Murdock, NE 68407. Email: mkohles@oxbowanimalhealth.com or phone at (402) 867-2400.

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