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.
Josh Relf BVetMed MRCVS
Josh graduated from London and moved to rural Alberta in Canada, where he worked as a mixed animal vet for a couple of years. Over this time he developed a passion for small animal practice, especially medicine and ultrasonography. As a veteran of Canadian winters where temperatures could drop to -40C, he is pretty sure he is the only one to move to Edinburgh and think the weather is fantastic! In his spare time Josh enjoys cycling, both on and off road, hiking and spending time with family and friends.
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!
Alex Sharp BVM&S MRCVS
Alex graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2013. Having grown up locally she decided to look further afield for her first job and worked for three years in a small animal practice in Lincoln then a further two years in a practice in Yorkshire. After enjoying her time in England for five years, Scotland was calling her home and she joined us here at BDW in 2019. Alex enjoys all aspects of general practice but particularly surgery and dermatology. At home she has a black and white cat named Scabby Abbie who was a stray. She came home with Alex for a night and has been with her ever since!
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.