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James Carmalt Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s)

  • Equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), equine dentistry (temporomandibular joint disease) and evidence-based medicine


Dr. James Carmalt graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1998 and then completed an internship in large animal medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). After working in general mixed practice (Tasmania, Australia), he returned to the WCVM for two back-to-back residencies in equine practice and large animal surgery.

Next, Dr. Carmalt spent one year practising in Australia at an equine specialty practice that focused on Thoroughbred broodmare and foal surgery. He returned to Canada in 2007 and joined the WCVM's Department of Large Animal Sciences where he is a tenured full professor.

Dr. Carmalt travels extensively to work in private practices and academic institutions internationally. He has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and has presented his research findings at more than two dozen international conferences.

His main areas of research are equine dentistry (specifically temporomandibular joint or TMJ disease) and evidence-based medicine. He holds a PhD (the topic of which was equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction or PPID), and is quadruple-boarded (equine practice, equine dentistry, equine sports medicine and rehabilitation, and large animal surgery).

Dr. Carmalt commonly peer-reviews professional publications including those for PLOS One, Veterinary Surgery and other high quality journals. Additionally, he is an editorial board member of the open access, EBVM journal Veterinary Evidence, which is published by RCVS Knowledge.

Academic Credentials

  • MA, VetMB, University of Cambridge
  • MVetSc, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  • PhD, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP — Equine)
  • Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC — Equine)
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR — Equine)
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS — Large Animal)