We pride ourselves on the friendly, caring and professional service that we provide at our four branches centred around Stamford Bridge near York. Our vets provide treatment for cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, rodents, birds, reptiles, aquatics and anything else that's unusual, and each clinic carries a comprehensive range of equipment and facilities to enable us to give your pet the utmost and latest in veterinary care.
Lynne qualified in 1996 after training at Berkshire college of Agriculture, working in a variety of practices as a qualified veterinary nurse and then as a head nurse. She moved up to York and joined Battle Flatts in 2005, becoming head nurse in 2006 where she gained, first her certificate in veterinary nursing Small Animal Dentistry and then City in Guilds certificate in Veterinary Nursing of exotic species. Lynne has a keen interest in exotics and enjoys working with many species of birds and in particular, the birds of prey we are lucky enough to see and treat. She has a very handsome cat called Billy and two guinea pigs, Custard cream and Ginger nut.
Edith Mitchelmore RVN
Senior Nurse at Stamford Bridge and Head of Dispensary
Edith joined Battle Flatts in 2009 as a student and after completing three years of training she qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2012. She originally worked at both the Pocklington and Stamford bridge branches but is now senior nurse of Stamford Bridge. On her days off Edith likes to be outdoors, walking in the countryside, making trips to the beach. There's nothing better than sitting in a sunny garden with her cat, Walter Stripes and enjoying a nice drink.
Jenny Molloy RVN
Senior Nurse at Norton
Jenny qualified as a nurse in 2008 she joined Battle Flatts in January 2018 as senior nurse at our Norton branch. Jenny has a particular interest in small animal nutrition. At home Jenny lives with her husband, her son and their two Springer Spaniels, Daisy and Poppy. Jenny enjoys camping with friends and family long walks on the beach fossil hunting and cinema trips.
Rebecca Darbyshire RVN
Senior Nurse at Pocklington
Rebecca joined Battle Flatts straight from school and qualified in 1997. She was originally based at Stamford Bridge before later becoming senior nurse at the Pocklington surgery. Rebecca has four wonderful ginger cats, Fergus, Rory, Austin, Walter, two parrots, chickens and a husband. Her hobbies are gardening and upholstery, and she has completed the Association of Masters Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers level 2 qualification and is currently working towards her level 3.
Charlotte Horsley RVN
Senior Nurse at Strensall
Charlotte joined Battle Flatts in 2007 and undertook three years of training, qualifying in 2010. She is based at the Strensall surgery and has completed her C&G certificate in nursing exotic species although She enjoys working with all species of animals. In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys riding and competing her horse Marten, walking her Cocker Spaniel, Daisy and relaxing with her cat Pistachio.
Leeanne Taylor Spenceley RVN
Leeanne started working at Battle Flatts in 1999 as a trainee nurse and has never left. Since qualifying she has completed her Exotics Nursing Certificate and Canine Advanced Training and Behaviour degree. Leeanne works at Stamford Bridge as one of the Senior Nurses and assists in the training of new nurses. She also runs Scally Waggs, an early puppy socialisation course which has run successfully for many years. Leeanne has a young son, so in her very limited spare time she enjoys walking three dogs, baking and sewing.
Gabby Bush RVN
Gabby started at Battle Flatts in 2016 as part of her pre-nursing course and she has since completed her foundation degree with us, she qualified in June 2019. She stayed with us to work as an RVN based between our Stamford Bridge and Norton branches.
At home she owns a Cocker spaniel named Wallace. Gabby also has a young son to keep her busy. In her spare time she likes travelling abroad and watching her son and partner play cricket.
Ellen Clayton RVN
Ellen joined the Battle Flatts team in 2016 student veterinary nurse and having completed her Foundation Degree in summer 2018, she is now a qualified RVN. She is based mostly at the Stamford Bridge clinic but can sometimes be found over at our branches in Strensall and Norton. Whilst she loves getting to work with a wide variety of exotic species, her main interest lies in working with medical cases and she hopes to complete a certificate in Emergency and Critical Care in the future.
At home Ellen has a six year old Lhassa Apso/fur child, Cody, who she adopted three years ago. Ellen also has seven chickens, all of which have suitable ‘old lady’ names.
Helena Dewhurst RVN
Helena qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2017 and has since completed the ISFM Certificate in Feline Nursing. Cats are her passion! Helena was a volunteer for Cats Protection for many years and has fostered kittens for local charities, including hand rearing from as young as a day old. Surprisingly she only has one cat of her own (at the moment!); anxious tabby Pippin who started life as a feral. Aside from cats she enjoys cycling, camping and reading.
Evie Elcock RVN
Evie joined the Battle Flatts team in September 2014 after doing work experience and qualified as a veterinary nurse in November 2016. She enjoys all aspects of nursing especially assisting with surgical procedures and nursing exotic species and wildlife.
In her spare time Evie enjoys walking my Cocker Spaniel, Charlie and looking after her rabbit, Fudge. She also likes to cook and bake when time allows.
Paige Platt RVN
Paige joined Battle Flatts in September 2012 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in March 2015. Paige is based at the Norton branch, has dabbled a little in clinical coaching to train other veterinary nurses and enjoys helping nurses learn new skills in general. She is very keen to volunteer and travel all over the world. In 2019 volunteered in a WVS Animal Birth Control Clinic in Goa.
Paige has a passion for music and keeping fit along with plenty of pets to keep her busy at home including chinchillas, a German Shepherd cross Belgium Shepherd dog and her tabby cat Sabre who arrived at Norton as a three week old stray that she re-homed and hand reared.
Chelsea Strangeway RVN
Chelsea started at Battle Flatts in September 2013 as a trainee veterinary nurse, and qualified in April 2016. She has a keen interest in completing the exotic nursing qualification and also physiotherapy and medicine. Outside of work Chelsea enjoys travelling and photography and going to the gym, where she is part of a pole fitness group.
Stacey Tune RVN
Stacey started working for Battle Flatts in 2016 as a student veterinary nurse at our Pocklington branch. She studied her degree at Askham Bryan College and she qualified in 2018 and has since worked at our Norton branch. Stacey enjoys consulting and getting to know the pets and their owners. She also enjoys operating and nursing pets that come into the practice.
At home she has three dogs Darcy, Megan and Percy and a cat that thinks she is a dog, Cilla. In her spare time she likes to be outdoors walking as well as reading and sewing when at home.