Dr. Matt Nicol


Education: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh

Matt graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1998. Matt is passionate about minimizing pain during and after surgical procedures. The result of that passion is the introduction of minimally invasive surgical techniques at Riverside. Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy and Arthroscopy are now all available.

Matt says “By using surgical telescopes through tiny incisions we can reduce surgical pain substantially. This means happier patients who feel better and get back to normal activity more quickly than they otherwise would. Who wouldn’t want that?”

His philosophy that ‘Pain is bad’ led to Riverside being one of the first Hospitals in BC to introduce Class iv laser therapy for pain relief after surgery and for a variety of other conditions.


Matt’s other practice interests include Internal Medicine and diagnostic imaging.