James Carmalt

    Dr. James Carmalt

    Large animal surgery, professor

    • Phone Number  Large Animal Clinic 306-966-7178


    Dr. James Carmalt is a professor of equine surgery at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) and a veterinary specialist at the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre who is board-certified in veterinary surgery, equine veterinary practice and equine veterinary dentistry.

    After graduating from the University of Cambridge in 1998, Dr. Carmalt undertook a one-year internship in large animal medicine at the WCVM in Saskatoon, Sask.

    Dr. Carmalt spent one year working in a general mixed practice before returning to the WCVM in 2000 for additional training. He completed two back-to-back residencies in equine practice and large animal surgery as well as a Master of Veterinary Science degree (equine dentistry based).

    Dr. Carmalt then spent one year in Australia where he worked for an equine specialty practice and exclusively focused on Thoroughbred broodmare/foal surgery. He returned to Canada in 2007 and joined the WCVM's Department of Large Animal Sciences where he is the director of the ACVS large animal surgery residency program.

    Dr. Carmalt travels extensively to work in private practices and academic institutions around the globe. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and has presented his research findings at more than two dozen international conferences. His main areas of research are equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID or Cushing's disease), equine dentistry (temporomandibular joint disease or TMJ) and evidence-based medicine.

    In 2011, Dr. Carmalt began an equine neurophysiology PhD program at the WCVM and plans to complete his graduate studies by 2016.  

    Academic Credentials

    • MA, VetMB, University of Cambridge
    • MVetSc, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, U of S
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS)
    • Diplomate, ABVP (Equine)
    • Diplomate, ACVS
    • Diplomate, AVDC (Equine)