Nick Bacon

Professor Nick Bacon

Surgical Oncology & Soft Tissue Surgery

About Professor Nick Bacon

Professor Nick Bacon completed a residency in Small Animal Surgery at Cambridge University, a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University and spent 9 years as Surgical Oncology Faculty at the University of Florida, becoming Head of Oncology. In 2014 he moved back to the UK and was appointed Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine and co-founded Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue, now AURA Veterinary, in Guildford, Surrey. AURA Veterinary has the largest and most experienced team of medical, surgical and interventional oncologists in the country and treats patients from across the UK and mainland Europe.

Nick is a Diplomate of the European and American Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons, a Past-President of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology, and an ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology. He has been awarded specialist status in Surgical Oncology by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and was appointed a Fellow of the RCVS due to his Contribution to Clinical Practice. Nick is a founder member of the Oncology Working Group of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), and is on the Specialist Advisory Board for the veterinary homeless charity StreetVet.

Training and Education

Veterinary School

Cambridge University, UK


General Practice (UK mixed practice, 2 years)


University of Cambridge (ECVS), University of Florida (ACVS)

Fellowship after residency

Colorado State University

Specialist college

European College of Veterinary Surgeons & American College of Veterinary Surgeons