30th November 2025
On-Demand Panel Discussion
American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation; American Specialist in Equine Surgery & American Specialist in Equine Veterinary Dentistry
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.