Dr Nicholas Parkinson (MA MS VetMB CertEM(Int.Med.) DACVIM MRCVS)

Senior Clinician in Equine Internal Medicine


Nick graduated from Cambridge Veterinary School in 2005. After undertaking in internship in equine studies, he spent 6 years in equine ambulatory practice in Somerset and Hertfordshire, during which time he completed the RCVS Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine. He made the decision to return to academic veterinary medicine in 2013, spending 3 years at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in the USA, doing a Large Animal Medicine residency combined with a Masters degree. He is now a board certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal). His clinical interest include all aspects of equine internal medicine, with a particular emphasis on gastrointestinal conditions and neonatal medicine, although if pressed he will grudgingly admit to an interest in alpacas. He is currently an Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track (ECAT) Veterinary Clinical Lecturer.


Clinical Expertise and Specialisation

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal)


Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (Cambridge), University of Cambridge Master of Arts, University of Cambridge Master of Science, Virginia Tech Endotoxin-induced microRNA expression in equine peripheral blood mononuclear cells


2005Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, MRCVS2016Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal), DACVIM2011RCVS Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine, CertEM(Int.Med.)

Responsibilities & affiliations

Equine Medicine

Postgraduate teaching

Final year rotations (Equine)

Current research interests

Research interests include clinical equine medicine, immunology, infectious disease and genomics.