Nicky is the principal of Animal Health Centre. Having worked here since June 1993 and owned the practice since March 2002 it can safely be said that she knows both the area and her clients and patients very well, as proven by regular patient updates either in shops or the local parks.
Nicky has always been surrounded by animals, being the daughter of a dairy farmer and owning various dogs, cats and horses. After studying Veterinary Science at Bristol University she qualified in 1985, and since then Nicky has always worked in general practice, moving back to Bristol in November 1992.
She started part time work at Animal Health Centre while also teaching general practice at Langford to University of Bristol final year veterinary students and still maintains her links with the university with teaching and mentoring.
In her spare time Nicky can often be seen running too far around Bristol, usually with a very small dog just behind. She still claims that the best day of her life was running the London Marathon in 2012 for the Blue Cross charity in a mere 3hr 50 min.
These days road cycling has taken over with 100 mile sportives keeping her fit. Swimming daily, dog walking, dancing Le Roc, horse riding and ‘allotmenting’ also manage to squeeze themselves into a very hectic timetable!
Nicky says that her favourite thing about her job is the opportunity she has for individual relationships with all of her clients and patients as being the local GP is a great privilege.
She finds following her patients' progress to be very rewarding whether they be treated here, or referred on for more specialist treatments.