After graduating from the University of Bristol in 1982, Nick Short worked in general practice before undertaking an MSc in Tropical Veterinary Medicine in 1987 at the University of Edinburgh. It was here that he co-founded a charity, VETAID, whose objective was to provide primary veterinary health care in less developed countries of the world. Alongside establishing the Charity, he worked as a volunteer vet, government adviser and consultant internationally.
Nick joined the RVC in January 2000 to take over the management of the e-Media Unit where he was responsible for support e-learning projects across the College. He is currently involved with a number of international and national projects including the WikiVet project. He has been Chair of the Bloomsbury Learning Environment which provides e-learning support for the RVC, SOAS, LSHTM, UCL IOE and the University of London International Association.