Nick Bacon

MA VetMB CertVR CertSAS DiplECVS DACVS FRCVS

Senior Consultant Surgeon

Professor Nicholas J Bacon

MA VetMB CertVR CertSAS DiplECVS DACVS FRCVS

RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Oncology)

EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

ACVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology

Professor, Surgical Oncology, University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine

 

Nick qualified from Cambridge Vet School and after two years in general practice returned to Cambridge as the PetSaver’s resident in Soft Tissue Surgery and Oncology. He spent two years in soft tissue referral practice in the UK before completing a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University. He then spent 9 years as Surgical Oncology Faculty at the University of Florida in the Oncology department, becoming Head of Oncology in 2011.

Nick moved back to the UK in 2014 and was appointed Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine and co-founded what is now AURA Veterinary, also in Guildford, Surrey. He is a Diplomate of the European and American Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons, a Past-President of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology, an ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology, and is the only surgeon working in the UK to have completed a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology.

Nick is Clinical Director of AURA Veterinary, a centre for excellence in oncology (medical, surgical, interventional, and soon radiation), soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and interventional radiology. Patients are treated from across the UK and Europe.

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Nick Bacon lectures on the following courses

Practical Wound Management and Surgical Oncology (2 day course)

Nick Bacon
24th November 2025
The Clinical Skills Lab, London
This two day course with Nick Bacon will build your confidence in wound management and surgical oncology, with highly practical sessions including reconstruction in awkward places.
Vet Practical
14Hours

Respiratory Surgery

Nick Bacon
This learning series with Nick Bacon covers some of the more common, yet surgically complex, conditions of the respiratory tract. It is aimed at veterinary surgeons comfortable in their surgical skills, and looking to be able to help patients in respiratory distress, compromise or discomfort,...
On-Demand
4Hours

Practical Wound Management and Surgical Oncology (On-Demand)

Nick Bacon
This learning series by Nick Bacon focuses on surgical wound management techniques that are useful in everyday surgery as well as more advanced reconstructive surgery and surgical oncology. It covers tension-relieving techniques, skin flaps, and grafts will to improve confidence with wound...
On-Demand
3Hours

Practical Wound Management and Surgical Oncology (2 day course)

Nick Bacon
10th October 2024
The Clinical Skills Lab, London
This two day course with Nick Bacon will build your confidence in wound management and surgical oncology, with highly practical sessions including reconstruction in awkward places.
Vet Practical
14Hours
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