Born in Oxford, UK, Nick grew up in Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds in England. He attended the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh and as well as completing his degree in veterinary medicine and surgery, he also undertook an Honours degree in Pathological Sciences, concentrating mainly on immunology, but picking up a smattering of molecular biology, virology, bacteriology and parasitology on the way. He practiced across various areas of the UK and began in homeopathy in 1993 at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital with the Faculty of Homeopathy and subsequently a course through the Homeopathic Professionals Teaching Group and this coincided with a change from conventional to integrating alternative and conventional therapies in a first opinion practice. He completed IVAS Certification in veterinary Acupuncture in 1998 and the same year passed membership exams for the Faculty of Homeopathy.
His current practice is Holisticvet Ltd. as the practice based in Bath at the Apthorp Centre for Chiropractic and Holistic Therapies.
Nick is a consultant to the progressive small animal feed company Anglian Meat Products. They are a massive force in his crusade to educate people about the benefits of feeding raw food to dogs and cats and he assisted in the development of human grade supplements to promote health in pet animals through optimal natural nutrition with Higher Nature.