Stuart Carmichael (BVMS, MVM, DSAO, MRCVS) graduated from University of Glasgow in 1978 working as a lecturer in orthopaedic surgery until 1990. During this period he completed a masters degree and the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Orthopaedics. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer and Director of the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals at the Royal Veterinary College from 1991 to 1996. In 1996 he rejoined the University of Glasgow, initially as Director of the Small Animal Hospital, Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics and then as Professor of Veterinary Clinical Studies and Associate Dean for Clinical Studies from 2006. In 2009 he joined Vets Now Ltd. as National Hospital Director. He joined Fitzpatrick Referrals in Feb 2012 and is currently Managing Director of Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue and Fitzpatrick Learning Academy. He is also current Chair of the Board of Trustees of International Cat Care and was appointed to the post of Professor of Veterinary Science at the University of Surrey in 2013. He is an RCVS Diplomate in Orthopaedics and RCVS recognised Specialist. In 2013 he formed a company to develop systems to manage osteoarthritis in animals (AIM.OASYS Ltd.), which is his current research and clinical interest… and passion.