John Innes is an RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (orthopaedics) and leads the CVS Referrals Division. He is former chair of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association’s (BSAVA) Scientific Committee and, in 2005, received the BSAVA’s ‘Simon Award’ for ‘outstanding contributions to small animal surgery’.

In 2016, he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for ‘meritorious contributions to knowledge’. He was President of the European Society for Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology (ESVOT) 2014–2016.