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Diana Stanton RVN Dip AVN (Surg) Clinical Director
Diana qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1993 and gained the Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Surgical) in March 1999. Diana has also passed Level 5 of the Hill's Nutritional Advisor Programme and holds the C &G Certificate in Nursing Exotics. After working as Head Nurse for many years, she decided to take up the challenge of veterinary practice management and became Practice Manager in 2003. Diana has 3 girls who are keen biathletes, a black Labrador called Maysie, 2 cats , 1 duck, 2 rabbits and numerous chickens!

Lynne Parkinson VN, Head Nurse
After qualifying in 1995 and working in several veterinary practices in the south of England, Lynne joined the Battle Flatts team in 2005. Lynne has completed her BVNA certificate in Small Animal Dentistry.

Letitia Wenn VN, Senior Nurse - Stamford Bridge
Letitia qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2006 passing her exams with credit. In September 2009 she enrolled at college and intends to specialise her education in surgical and medical nursing. Tish has a particular interest in dentistry, and has also gained extra qualifications in this area. Tish has recently completed her assessor training enabling her to train and assess our student nurses.

Leeanne Hirst VN - Stamford Bridge
Leeanne qualified in 2001, gained her Certificate in Exotic Nursing in 2003 and is a trained Pets as Therapy Assessor. Leeanne continued her interest in dog training and behaviour by completing a Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training in 2009. Leeanne runs Scally Wags, a puppy socialisation course, and offers Behaviour and training consultations. Leeanne has also completed her Assessor qualification to enable her to train and assess student Veterinary Nurses.

Charlotte Horsley - FdSc RVN - Stamford Bridge and Strensall
Charlotte joined the practice in 2007 and qualified in April 2011 with a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing. She currently works at the Strensall and Stamford Bridge branches and is looking forward to gaining her certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species in the future.

Rebecca Darbyshire VN - Senior Nurse, Pocklington
Rebecca qualified in 1997. She gained her City & Guilds in Small Animal Nutrition in 2000 and has passed Level 4 of the Hill's Nutritional Advisor Programme. In 2008 she was voted Blue Cross Veterinary Nurse of the Year.
Rebecca has also completed her Assessor qualification to enable her to train and assess student veterinary nurses..

Dawn Ward DipAVN(Med) RVN CertSAN MBVNA
Dawn started working at Battle Flatts in 1996 as a trainee veterinary nurse. Since qualifying she has gone on to attain her Level 5 Hills Nutritional Adviser Programs Qualified VN with Credits in 1999, and gained 3 distinctions in City and Guilds small Animal Nutrition 2000 (highest marks of the year winning course award at BVNA congress). Dawn also sat and passed her Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Medical) Diploma in 2003. She is a Qualified Pets as Therapy assessor and is currently studying for her Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition, hoping to qualify in June 2015.
Dawn’s nursing interests include medicine, nutrition, radiography and nurse clinics. When she’s not at work she is a busy farmers wife, mums taxi (with 9 and 8 year old girls to look after) and any spare time after that is spent studying. When time allows (!) she enjoys going to the theatre, crafting jewellery, and looking after her pets, - 1000 sheep, 3 Border collies, 2 guinea pigs!