Toby Gemmill

Toby graduated from the University of Bristol and following a number of years in primary care practice he completed a Residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Glasgow. He holds the RCVS and ECVS Diplomas in Small Animal Surgery, and an MVM for research into canine elbow dysplasia. Toby was awarded Fellowship of the RCVS in 2020 for Meritorious contributions to clinical practice.

A former member of the RCVS surgery board, Toby has been an RCVS examiner and chief examiner at both certificate and diploma levels. For many years he has been active in the AO Foundation, a global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving patient outcomes following orthopaedic surgery, as part of the AOVET European board, the Education Commission, the International Board, and the AO Board of Trustees. Toby was chair of the AOVET European board from 2018 to 2022.

Toby has authored over 50 scientific papers, conference abstracts and book chapters, and has given presentations in the UK and around the world on a wide variety of topics relating to small animal orthopaedics and spinal surgery.

Toby enjoys all aspects of small animal orthopaedics and spinal surgery, and has additional interests in effectiveness of postgraduate education, coaching and mentorship, team building, development of clinical leadership and hospital operational efficiency.