Nick qualified from Cambridge Vet School in 1997 and after two years in general practice returned to Cambridge as the Petsaver’s resident in soft tissue surgery and oncology. He then spent two years in soft tissue referral practice in the UK.
In 2005 he started a 12-month Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Animal Cancer Centre at Colorado State University and then joined the faculty at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, working in the oncology department as one of three surgical oncologists, becoming Head of Oncology in 2011.
Nick is the current president of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology and an ACVS Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology. He is a Diplomate of the European (2003) and American (2009) College of Veterinary Surgeons and is the only surgeon in the UK to have completed a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology. In line with this, he is the only vet in the UK to be awarded specialist status in Small Animal Surgery (Oncology) by Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
In October 2014 he joined Fitzpatrick Referrals as a Senior Consultant and Clinical Director in the Oncology and Soft Tissue Service.
His surgical interests include head and neck surgery, musculoskeletal oncology, urogenital and endocrine tumours. He is regularly asked to lecture nationally and internationally on cancer surgery and has authored and co-authored multiple scientific manuscripts and book chapters.
Nick is delighted to be spearheading Fitzpatrick Referrals new oncology and soft tissue service launched in October 2014 and he is very happy to talk to your family veterinary surgeon about your pet’s cancer and possible treatment options should the need arise.
For a full list of Nick’s publications, go to his Google Scholar page.
Apoptotic effects of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, masitinib mesylate, on canine osteosarcoma cells
Fahey CE, Milner RJ, Kow K, Bacon NJ, Salute ME:
Association between computed tomographic characteristics and fractures following stereotactic radiosurgery in dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma
Outcomes and prognostic factors associated with canine sinonasal tumors treated with curative intent cone-based stereotactic radiosurgery (1999-2013)
Kubicek L, Milner R., An Q, Kow K, Chang M, Cooke K, Fox L, Farese J, Bacon N, Lurie D.:
Which dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma benefit most from chemotherapy after surgery? Results from an individual patient data meta-analysis.
Schmidt AF, Groenwold RH, Amsellem P, Bacon N, Klungel OH, Hoes AW, de Boer A, Kow K, Maritato K, Kirpensteijn J, Nielen M. Prev:
KA Wirth, K Kow, ME Salute, Nicholas J. Bacon, R J Milner:
KA, Kow K, Salute ME, Bacon NJ, Milner RJ:
Erin N. Kishi, Shannon P. Holmes, Jeffrey R. Abbott, Nicholas J. Bacon:
JL Covey, James P. Farese, Nicholas J. Bacon, Sandra P Schallberger, P Amsellem, RP Cavanaugh, R J Milner:
Hemipelvectomy: Outcome in 84 dogs and 16 cats. A veterinary society of surgical oncology retrospective study
Jonathan P. Bray, Deanna R. Worley, Ralph A. Henderson, Sarah E. Boston, Kyle G. Matthews, Giorgio Romanelli, Nicholas J. Bacon, Julius M. Liptak, Tim J. Scase:
Radical excision with five-centimeter margins for treatment of feline injection-site sarcomas: 91 cases (1998–2002)
Holly A Phelps, Charles A Kuntz, Rowan J Milner, Barbara E. Powers, Nicholas J. Bacon:
M. M. Dennis, K. D. McSporran, Nicholas J. Bacon, F. Y. Schulman, R. A. Foster, B. E. Powers:
JD Webster, MM Dennis, N Dervisis, J. Heller, NJ Bacon, PJ Bergman, D Bienzle, G Cassali, M Castagnaro, J Cullen, DG Esplin, L Peña, MH Goldschmidt, KA Hahn, CJ Henry, E Hellmén, D Kamstock, J Kirpensteijn, BE Kitchell, RL Amorim, SD Lenz, TP Lipscomb, M McEntee, LD McGill, CA McKnight, PM McManus, AS Moore, PF Moore, SD Moroff, H Nakayama, NC Northrup, G Sarli, T Scase, K Sorenmo, FY Schulman, AM Shoieb, RC Smedley, WL Spangler, E Teske, DH Thamm, VE Valli, W Vernau, H von Euler, SJ Withrow, SE Weisbrode, J Yager, M Kiupel:
Comparison of 5 surgical techniques for partial liver lobectomy in the dog for intraoperative blood loss and surgical time
Marije Risselada, Gary W Ellison, Nicholas J. Bacon, Maximilian MR Polyak, Jim Van Gilder, Kristin Kirkby, Stanley E Kim:
Use of alternating administration of carboplatin and doxorubicin in dogs with microscopic metastases after amputation for appendicular osteosarcoma: 50 cases (1999–2006)
Nicholas J. Bacon, Nicole P. Ehrhart, William S. Dernell, Mary Lafferty, Stephen J. Withrow:
Evaluation of primary re-excision after recent inadequate resection of soft tissue sarcomas in dogs: 41 cases (1999–2004)
Nicholas J. Bacon, William S. Dernell, Nicole P. Ehrhart, Barbara E. Powers, Stephen J. Withrow:
T. R. Sissener, Nicholas J. Bacon, E. Friend, D. M. Anderson, R. A. S. White: