Nick qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1976. His working career has been in mixed practice and he retired from general practice in 2011, leaving as he senior partner in a six vet mixed practice. Prior to retirement his special interest was in sheep and dairy goat health and production. Nick now works part time for a sheep AI company with particular interest in ram and sheep reproduction. Nick also runs the family farm breeding pedigree charollais sheep and producing finished lambs.