Nicolas Woodbridge


Hospital Director- Head of Orthopaedic Surgery

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  • RCVS & EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Nic graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London in 2008. He remained at the RVC for a further year to undertake a rotating small animal internship programme. Following successful completion of the internship Nic moved to Oxfordshire where he worked in a busy small animal first opinion practice.

Nic then successfully completed a European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) recognised residency at Dick White Referrals, also obtaining a Masters in Veterinary Surgery from the University of Nottingham. His thesis was entitled ‘Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease in the Canine and the Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy’.

Nic subsequently worked in a large referral centre in Suffolk as the Head of Orthopaedics and was in charge of establishing and running a busy orthopaedic referral service. Nic then spent six years working as a referral Specialist in large multidisciplinary hospitals in Hong Kong before deciding to return to the UK and Dick White Referrals.

Nic is passionate about offering innovative surgical solutions to help animals in need, his clinical interests include joint replacements, cruciate disease, advanced fracture repair and angular limb correction. Nic enjoys providing continuing education to referring veterinarians and highly values the relationship between the referring and specialist veterinarian. Nic has spoken both nationally and internationally and his research has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Nic took on the post of hospital director in early 2023.