International Cat Care (ICC) has announced Stuart Carmichael as its new chairman.

Prof Carmichael has been a trustee of ICC for five years.

Prof Carmichael – who has spent time as lecturer and senior lecturer at both the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) – is also the new chairman for ICC’s veterinary division, the International Society of Feline Medicine.

The orthopaedics specialist – a trustee of ICC for five years – was director of the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals at the RVC from 1991 before returning to Glasgow as a hospital director in 1996. Here, he became professor of veterinary clinical studies in 2000 and then associate dean for clinical studies in 2006.

In 2009, he joined Vets Now as national hospital director before joining Fitzpatrick Referrals in 2012, where he is a director. He is also a professor of veterinary science at the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine.

Prof Carmichael said it had been a “great privilege” to be part of “such a dynamic charity that 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 ICC continues to expand its influence on feline care and welfare in so many countries.”

Elsewhere, two new trustees have joined the board. John Williams of Northwest Surgeons is a former junior vice-president of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), chair of BSAVA’s congress committee and an honorary professor at the University of Liverpool.

Sue Badger, meanwhile, has served as the British Veterinary Nursing Association president and has been involved in nursing education, developing the veterinary nursing degree at the University of Bristol School of Veterinary Science.

ICC thanked 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.

For more information, visit ICC’s website.

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