Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Clinical Groups: Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery, Small Animal Orthopaedics

Nicola is a Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals. Most of her time is spent on clinics in the hospital.

Nicola graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 2006 and worked for 12 months in general practice.  She returned to the RVC in 2007 as Junior Clinical Training Scholar (intern).  After another year in practice in Caterham she obtained the position of a Senior Clinical Training Scholar (Resident) in Small Animal Surgery in 2009.  Nicola passed the board certifying examination of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) in 2013 and is now a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery.  She has also completed a clinical masters programme (MVetMed) and obtained her certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (CertVDI) in 2011. 

Nicola has undertaken a variety of clinical research projects in both orthopaedic and soft tissue dissiplines.  Her current research involves ureteric obstruction in cats, in particular looking at the long term follow up and quality of life of cats with this condition. 

"Lingual and renal lymphoma in a cat"
J Feline Med Surg. 2011 Apr;13(4):272-5
 Nicola J. Bound, Simon L. Priestnall, Matthieu P.Cariou

“Post-operative haemorrhage associated with active suction drains in 2 dogs”

Alex M. Lynch, Nicola J. Bound, Zoe Halfacree and Stephen J. Baines.
JSAP 2011 Mar;52(3):172-4

“British Veterinary Practitioners’ Approach to the Management of Canine Osteoarthritis”
Nicola J. Bound, Melissa J. Upjohn and Stephen J. Baines.
Veterinary Record 2011;168:563

“Canine Patellar Luxation: A Demographic Study and Insight into the Aetiology behind the Condition”
Nicola J. Bound, Daniel Zakai, Steven J. Butterworth, and Matthew J. Pead
Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2009;22(1):32-7.

“Tibial Tuberosity Avulsion Fractures in Dogs: A Review of 65 Cases”
Jessica Gower, Nicola J. Bound, Andrew Moores
J Small Anim Pract. 2008 Jul;49(7):340-3.


Nicola is involved with the teaching of small animal surgery to veterinary undergraduate students on their clinical rotations. She has also lectured to both undergraduate and nurses and is actively involved in training and supervision of interns and residents on clinics.  Nicola also lectures on a variety of post-graduate veterinary CPD courses. Nicola also is an examiner for the Soft Tissue Surgery part of the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice offered by the RVC.

Nicola is interested in all aspects of small animal surgery and has particular interest in ureteric obstruction, laparoscopic surgery and wounds.

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