Professor Stuart Carmichael became the new chairperson for International Cat Care and its veterinary division, the International Society of Feline Medicine. Stuart has spent time as lecturer and senior lecturer in orthopaedics at both Glasgow Veterinary School and the Royal Veterinary College. He was Director of the QMH from 1991 before returning to Glasgow a Hospital Director in 1996. He became Professor of Veterinary Clinical Studies in 2000 and Associate Dean for clinical Studies at Glasgow in 2006. In 2009 he joined Vets Now as National Hospital Director before joining Fitzpatrick Referrals in 2012 where he is currently a Director and Professor of Veterinary Science at the University of Surrey.
Stuart has been a trustee of the charity for five years and comments: ‘It is a great privilege to be part of such a dynamic charity which is doing so much to help cats worldwide. The highly effective team achieves a great deal and I look forward to the challenges ahead as International Cat Care continues to expand its influence on feline care and welfare in so many countries.’
Two new trustees also join the trustee board. John Williams who works at Northwest Surgeons, is former junior vice-president of BSAVA and chair of BSAVA’s congress committee and an Honorary Professor at the University of Liverpool.
John commented: ‘I have always had a strong interest in cats and a particular interest in surgical conditions and the welfare of my patients. I have also always worked in cat friendly clinics which have a strong affinity for cats and believe that the work of this charity is essential to raise the standard of cat care around the world.’
Sue Badger, who has previously served as BVNA president and been involved in nursing education, including developing the veterinary nursing degree at Bristol Vet School, also joins the board and comments: ‘International Cat Care’s feline nursing courses have helped to raise awareness of the need to tailor nursing care for cats and has supported the veterinary nurse as an essential part of the team delivering optimal care to cats. I am delighted to become a trustee and look forward to supporting the charity in its future work.’
International Cat Care would like to thank Kim Horsford and Ben Hardy – both of whom have completed their maximum nine-year term as trustees – for the enthusiasm and expertise they brought to the charity.
Professor Stuart Carmichael is the new chairperson for International Cat Care
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About International Cat Care
The International Cat Care vision:
All cats, owned and unowned, are treated with care, compassion and understanding.
The International Cat Care mission:
To engage, educate and empower people throughout the world to improve the health and welfare of cats by sharing advice, training and passion.