Consultant in Neurology

Head of the Neurology Department


  • RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology (Small Animals)
  • EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
  • DVM
  • PhD
  • DipECVN
  • FHEA
Nicolas received his veterinary degree from the National Veterinary School of Alfort, France, in 2002, and remained there up until 2006 to complete a multidisciplinary internship and his neurology and neurosurgery training. He became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology in 2006 before moving to the UK to run the neurology and neurosurgery service at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge until 2008. Following this, he took a research position in neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, where he obtained a PhD in neuroscience in 2012. Nicolas became a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2020. He is head of the neurology / neurosurgery service at Bristol Veterinary Specialists.

Nicolas offers referral consultations in neurology and neurosurgery, including tertiary referral, and a range of neurosurgeries (including state-of-the-art spinal fixation implants) for treatment of disc related problems (disc herniation, wobbler disease, lumbo-sacral disease), spinal fractures and sub-luxations, congenital anomalies of the spine, cancers of the spinal cord and brain diseases (brain tumours, malformation, trauma).

He is the only veterinary neurosurgeon in the UK to offer sacral neuroprosthesis implantation for the treatment of neurogenic incontinence and cell transplantation of olfactory ensheathing cells for chronic severe spinal cord injury in dogs.

Alongside medicine/ICU/anaesthesia specialists, he also offers a pituitary clinic for surgical treatment of feline acromegalyand Cushing’s disease in dogs.

Services we offer

Our team of Consultants provide top-quality care in anaesthesia & analgesia, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology (including radiotherapy), ophthalmology, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.


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Anaesthesia and Analgesia

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Diagnostic Imaging

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Emergency and Critical Care

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Internal Medicine

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Interventional Radiology

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Neurology and Neurosurgery

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Soft Tissue Surgery