Professor Stuart Carmichael has a wide experience as a specialist clinician in orthopaedics and in veterinary business management. He is Diplomate, a past Specialist and current Fellow of the RCVS. He has been Director of both Queen Mother Hospital and Small Animal Hospital at Glasgow and Associate Dean for Clinical Services at Glasgow. He has also been National Referrals Director at Vets Now Ltd, a Director at Fitzpatrick Referrals Ltd. and visiting Professor at University of Surrey. His charity duties have included acting as Board member and Chair of International Cat Care and he is a current Board member of Blue Cross. He is also currently running a Veterinary Professional Consultancy Business, Joint Adventures Ltd. He is also Director and Co-founder of Aim-OA Ltd., providing web-based Disease Management System for chronic osteoarthritis in dogs and the Veterinary Osteoarthritis Alliance, a not-for-profit group promoting better management of osteoarthritis in animals.