A Book of Remembrance

Nick Short

Nick was a much respected friend and colleague to those of us who were lucky enough to know him during his eighteen years of service to the RVC. 

This book has been created to allow his friends and colleagues to leave a message of condolence that will be shared with Nick’s family once the book closes.

Nick’s wife has requested no flowers at the funeral, details of which will be circulated once known. Instead, if you wish, donations can be made to Bipolar UK that was a charity close to Nick’s heart. The link is included at the bottom of the page should you wish to donate.

We would like to share this book of condolence with Nick’s family within the next couple of weeks, so please leave your message by close of play on Wednesday 9 March.

Thank you



Book Owner: Cindy Pike
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Adrian Longstaffe

Nick was one of the most profoundly human beings that I have ever encountered. His combination of enthusiasm and personal warmth was unparalleled. Both in the fields of veterinary E-learning and across a range of formal and informal veterinary charitable projects – Nick was a force of nature. I’m so grateful to Nick, not …

Alan Jeans

I was shocked and saddened to hear rather belatedly about Nick’s death. I, and a group of other practicing vets, had contacted the Veterinary Benevolent Fund a decade ago to ask if they would be interested in publishing a small book of tips for practicing veterinary surgeons that we’d garnered together, to raise money …

Pete Rushton-Taylor

A wonderful man who lived a very full life – so sorry to read of his death.  …

Paul Wood

I was so sorry to hear about Nick’s passing. I remember him very fondly as a very kind and approachable teacher, and colleague. No matter how much time had passed from me graduating or working at RVC Nick would always remember me when he saw me at conferences and take time to catch up. …

Stuart Reid

Where does one start with Nick? Known to so many around the world, with a career and commitment that brought change to all to which he turned his attention, the community’s loss is huge. Being both generous and innovative is a remarkable mix and one very few capture – the altruism of Nick’s drive …

Catrin Rutland

I am so sorry to hear about Nick. I loved working with him on projects such as OVAM and WikiVet, bringing museums to the masses and helping students all over the world. Thank you Nick for all your work with us at Nottingham Vet School.  …

Raymond Macharia

I have fond memories of Nick. I worked with him on so many e-media projects and travelled with him to conferences and meetings accross Europe and Africa. He was such a gifted and yet a very humble man. He used his talents to benefit the veterinary world and science in general. At the RVC, …

Niall Winters

Nick was a wonderful friend and collaborator. I have very fond memories of collaborating with him on mobile learning, and in particular on RVC fieldwork in Tanzania. He was hugely passionate and enthusiastic about veterinary care in Africa. He had this great photo from his days working in Botswana of him in the desert, driving …

Imelda McGonnell

I met Nick not long after I joined the RVC and he was so welcoming and always interested in hearing about what I was doing and how I was getting on. He was a very gentle and kind person and he was always thinking of ways to support students. He always had time for …

Rhiannon Prescott

I was deeply sadded to hear of Nick’s passing. I was lucky enough to work in Nick’s team at the RVC for a number of years, in many ways Nick gave me my start at the RVC and ‘showed me the ropes’. Nick was a manager who always looked after his team, our wellbeing …
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