Nicola Jarvis



Nicola qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1990 and after working in mixed practice in Norfolk, she became Rossdales’ first ever intern in 1993. Nicky then joined Redwings Horse Sanctuary in 1996 as a locum and loved it so much she never left!

Redwings currently cares for over 1500 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules at eleven sites around the UK. Nicola is responsible for overseeing the team of dedicated vets, equine veterinary nurses and equine care staff who look after their health and well-being. 

Nicky completed two terms on the specialist Ethics and & Welfare Committee at BEVA Council and holds advanced veterinary practice certificates in Equine Medicine (Internal) and Equine Surgery (Soft Tissue). She regularly lectures around the world on a wide variety of subjects including nutrition and the care of the veteran horse.

Outside of work, she loves baking, cars and Formula One! She is also passionate about supporting a charity called ‘Giraffes On Tour’ which raises money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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Exotics or NTCAs: What should you call the ‘weird’ pets?

You may have heard us mention these types of animals on Veterinary Ramblings before: they include hedgehogs, sugar gliders, and many other small furry friends – often called ‘exotic’.

But why do we call them exotic? Is this term really accurate? And what does it mean for owners of these animals?

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