Nichola Hinchy BVSc MRCVS
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 U.K 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.
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!
Sinead Jarvis BVM&S MRCVS
Sinead graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1996 and has worked in or close to Edinburgh in small animal practice ever since. Sinead joined the practice in 2005 and lives in Edinburgh with her family, working mainly at our branch practice on Newhaven road. Thanks to Sinead’s hard work and dedication the branch practice has been awarded Cat Friendly Status by the International Society of Feline Medicine.
Claire Edgington BVM&S MRCVS
Claire graduated from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School, Edinburgh in 2003. Since then she has worked in a variety of small animal practices all over the UK, from Cornwall to Fife! Claire’s husband is in the military so they have ended up seeing a lot of the UK. Since moving back home, she is now a veterinary nursing lecturer at the College of Animal Welfare during the week and work Saturdays here at Batchelor, Davidson and Watson. Her main veterinary interests are geriatric feline medicine, dermatology and she is also a qualified veterinary acupuncturist. She keeps busy at home with her young daughter, two dogs and a guinea pig.
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.