Nichola Hinchy BVSc MRCVS
Senior Vet - currently on maternity leave
Nichola graduated with a first class honours degree from the University of Queensland in 2008. She completed a rotating internship at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in Sydney following a year calving cows in New Zealand. The next two years were spent in small animal general practice in her hometown of Brisbane. The lure of travel and adventure enticed Nichola to the UK where she spent over three years in a small animal clinic in central London. A charming Scotsman then convinced her to move up to Edinburgh in 2016 and she hasn’t looked back. Nichola has special interests in feline internal medicine, neurology and soft tissue surgery. She is hoping to complete further study in feline medicine.
Louise Dingley BVMS MRCVS
Having grown up on beef and sheep farm in rural Lancashire, Louise set her sights on being a vet early on in life. She went on to qualify from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 2012 and, after a spell of volunteering at Fiji SPCA, spent the next two years in a busy small animal practice back home in Lancaster. She returned to Scotland in 2014 and spent a year as an intern at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Hospital for Small Animals. After a year of locum work across the UK interspersed with some travelling further afield, she settled in Edinburgh and came to work here at BDW Vets in September 2018. Louise is particularly interested in internal medicine and laparoscopic surgery. When she’s not working she enjoys travelling and has a small dog called Pippin who has become a pro at train and car journeys and shares his owners enthusiasm for travel on a more local level.
Fiona Adams BVetMed MRCVS
As the daughter of a dairy farmer Fiona spent her early years surrounded by animals so becoming a vet seemed like the next logical step. She now has the dubious distinction of having been a vet longer than she has been a civilian. Fiona describes herself as a true general practitioner, enjoying both medical and surgical cases. Despite her advancing years and starting to believe that shes's seen everything it never fails to amaze her how veterinary medicine continues to throw up new challenges. On the home front Fiona spends her time chasing after two wild children and the bushiest tailed cat you could ever hope to meet.
Anna McLelland BVMS MRCVS
Anna graduated from Glasgow University in 2015 and has since worked in small animal practice in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. She has recently moved to Edinburgh looking for a change in scenery and is loving every minute of it! Anna enjoys all aspects of small animal work, especially internal medicine. In her free time she is usually out on a run with her Labrador named Henry or socialising with friends.
Ana-Maria Rotariu MRCVS
Ana-Maria graduated in 2015 at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Romania. After graduating she moved to the UK where she spent a year in a small animal practice before starting a rotating internship with VetsNow in Glasgow. After finishing her internship Ana-Maria spent a few months with PDSA before deciding to settle here at Batchelor, Davidson & Watson. She is passionate about surgery and diagnostic imaging and her future plans include specialising in these areas. In her free time she enjoys playing with her three cats, Candy, Lucky and Maya, as well as enjoying the beautiful sights that Scotland has to offer.
Kate Sands BVMedSci(Hons) BVM BVS GPCertOphthal MRCVS
Kate was one of the first years to graduate from the University of Nottingham in 2012. After graduating, she worked for three years in general small animal practice at a busy hospital in Cheshire. Having developed an interest in ophthalmology, Kate completed her general practitioner certificate in ophthalmology in 2015. Kate moved up to Edinburgh and joined the team at BDW in 2015, completing her post-graduate certificate in small animal ophthalmology the following year. In her free time, Kate likes spending time outdoors, exploring Scotland's beauty spots with her camera. She also enjoys music and an evening out socialising; especially if there's a quiz or the rugby's on!
Malcolm Davidson BVM&S CertVOphth MRCVS
BVA Eye Testing
Malcolm graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh University, in 1979. He is a member of the BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Panel and carries out eye tests here at the practice.