Nicolas Barthelemy DMV, Dip ECVS, MRCVS

Small Animal Hospital Staff Surgeon and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

Nicolas graduated from the University of Liege, Belgium in 2007. He then undertook two years of rotational internship in small animal practice at the Veterinary School of Nantes, France and at the University of Liege, Belgium. He spent part of the following year doing externships at American veterinary schools (North Carolina, Illinois and Michigan).

In 2011, He completed a 1 year surgical internship at Michigan State University, USA, returning to Europe the next year to work as a research associate at the laboratory for veterinary orthopaedic research at the University of Liege, Belgium. He worked mainly on mechanical testing of surgical techniques for cranial cruciate ligament disease. In 2012, he enrolled in a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Liege, passing his final exam in 2016 to become a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery. He joined the Small Animal Referral Hospital team at Langford Vets in October 2016.

His clinical interests include all aspects of veterinary orthopaedics however he particularly enjoys the management of complex fractures, arthroscopy, stifle surgery and is attending courses for joint replacements surgeries. He has authored and co-authored scientific papers on canine elbow dysplasia and surgical techniques for correction of cranial cruciate ligament disease.

In his free time, Nicolas enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. His hobbies include fly fishing in French rivers and since his move to the UK he is looking forward to discovering the rivers of the South West of England.