Nick Bacon | MA VetMB CertVR CertSAS DiplECVS DACVS FRCVS
Clinical Director, Oncologic & Soft Tissue Surgery, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Oncology), EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Oncology), Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue, Guildford, UK
Nick qualified from Cambridge Vet School in 1997 and after two years in general practice returned to Cambridge as the Petsaver’s resident in soft tissue surgery and oncology. He then spent two years in soft tissue referral practice in the UK.
In 2005 he started a 12-month Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Animal Cancer Centre at Colorado State University and then joined the faculty at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, working in the oncology department as one of three surgical oncologists, becoming Head of Oncology in 2011.
Nick is an ACVS Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology and was previously the president of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology. He is a Diplomate of the European (2003) and American (2009) College of Veterinary Surgeons and is the only surgeon in the UK to have completed a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology. In line with this, he is the only vet in the UK to be awarded specialist status in Small Animal Surgery (Oncology) by Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
In October 2014 he joined Fitzpatrick Referrals as a Senior Consultant and Clinical Director in the Oncology and Soft Tissue Service. Nick was Chair of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Fellowship Board from 2016 to 2019.
His surgical interests include head and neck surgery, musculoskeletal oncology, urogenital and endocrine tumours. He is regularly asked to lecture nationally and internationally on cancer surgery and has authored and co-authored multiple scientific manuscripts and book chapters