The 3 Directors of the VOA help with the management and provision of information for the company. They are:
Professor Stuart Carmichael BVMS,MVM,DSAO,FRCVS
Professor Carmichael is a graduate of the University of Glasgow. He is an RCVS diplomate; a past RCVS specialist in small animal orthopaedics and current Fellow of RCVS. He is visiting Professor of Veterinary Science at the University of Surrey and trustee and board member of Blue Cross Charity .
Previously, he has been Director of the small animal hospital at both the RVC and University of Glasgow and served as a Professor of Veterinary Clinical Studies and Associate Dean for Veterinary Clinical Services at Glasgow from 2000 to 2009.
Following this, he joined Vets Now Ltd as National Hospitals Director before moving to Fitzpatrick Referrals in 2011, where he remained for six years as Managing Director of FitzClinic Ltd (Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue).
Professor Carmichael currently runs a veterinary professional consultancy business, Joint Adventures Ltd., and is director and co-founder of Aim-OA Ltd. , which provides a web-based disease management support system for chronic osteoarthritis in dogs.
Mr Greg McGarrell BSc MBA, CEO of Nupsala Veterinary Services
Greg has significant experience of start-ups and management of SMEs within the veterinary and biotechnology sector. He was the founder and CEO of VetCell, the first company to use stem cells in equine medicine, in 2002. He later went on to develop the company Nupsala Veterinary Services which offers a comprehensive range of bio-therapeutics and bio-pharmaceuticals for treating tendon and joint disease.
He is renowned for his knowledge of regenerative medicine and regularly gives lectures on the subject and is involved in numerous projects in both veterinary and human application on intra-articular management of OA
Mrs Karen Cook BSc(Hons) BA VetMB MRCVS
Karen worked in clinical practice for 10 years as a small animal vet as an assistant, lead clinical vet and then ran a practice with her partner for 5 years. In 2018 she joined Nupsala Veterinary Services and became very interested in the management of OA in small animals and realised how much more the veterinary profession could be doing for their patients.
She now provides training and clinical advice on the use of joint injections in the management of OA through Nupsala Veterinary Services and deals with the general management side of the VOA.