Dr. Derek Nichols


Education: University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College

Born and raised in St. Catharines, Derek has always known he wanted to work with animals and practice medicine. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at the University of Guelph and was accepted into the Ontario Veterinary College in 2007. During vet school, Derek developed a keen interest in dermatology, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Upon graduating from OVC in 2011, Derek was grateful to immediately begin his career here at the reputable Wilson’s Animal Hospital. He is excited to be back in the Niagara region where he resides with his wife and high school sweetheart Stephanie, their son’s Mason, Logan and Reece, their two Chihuahua/Pomeranian mixes, Zoey and Lucy, and their cat Emma. In his spare time, Derek enjoys waterskiing, camping, canoeing, photography and especially playing hockey.