Dr. Paige Carmichael

Founder of Dog Doctors

Dr. Carmichael is a distinguished professor withing the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, recognized for her expertise in animal models of human disease, neuropathology, and ocular pathology. As an advocate of the One Health approach, she promotes the interconnectivity of human, animal, and environmental health. Dr. Carmichael’s prestigious career began with a DVM from Tuskegee University in 1987, followed by a Ph.D. from The University of Georgia in 1993, culminating in her becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.


Experience: 30+ years 



Dr. Carmichael’s research interests have predominantly focused on neuropathology and the exploration of animal models of human diseases such as mucopolysaccharidosis IIIA and globoid cell leukodystrophy. Her pioneering work in the field of inherited neurological diseases in canines has been instrumental. Notably, her research has been key in developing diagnostic tests for various conditions in breeds such as Bernese Mountain dogs, Irish Setters, and Jack Russell terriers. Additionally, her research extends into therapeutic realms, including innovative treatments like xenogenic stem cell transplants for metabolic diseases.

Throughout her tenure, Dr. Carmichael has shared her vast knowledge through courses on inherited diseases, general pathology, and specialized areas like ophthalmic, digestive, and integumentary pathology. Her instructional impact is matched by her research contributions, which include significant publications in prominent veterinary journals, detailing groundbreaking discoveries and enriching the scientific community’s understanding of veterinary pathologies.
Among her many accolades, Dr. Carmichael has also been the first to describe FeLV-associated myelopathy in cats, reflecting her commitment to expanding the boundaries of veterinary knowledge. A dedicated educator and a passionate researcher, Dr. Carmichael continues to inspire students and colleagues alike with her enthusiasm for veterinary science and her dedication to animal welfare. Her contributions to the field are documented extensively in publications available on PubMed and through her continuous engagement in veterinary education and research.