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.
After graduating from Cambridge University in 2002, Kate spent several years practising in the northwest of England before indulging in her love of travel and spending some time abroad. Kate worked in busy small animal practices in New Zealand and Australia and developed a keen interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. She started at Battle Flatts in 2008 and completed her certificate in small animal surgery in 2013. Based at our Stamford Bridge branch, Kate enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, but is particularly interested in surgery and is responsible for advanced soft tissue surgery and orthopaedic cases at the practice. She and her partner Moses have three children keeping them busy at home, as well as a bouncy red Labrador and a very affectionate cat. Kate enjoys spending time in the wonderful North Yorkshire countryside with her family and a little travelling when time allows!
Gemma Graham BVMS MRCVS
Gemma joined Battle Flatts in August 2016 having recently graduated from Glasgow University. She has a keen interest in exotics and is already starting to work more closely with our more unusual patients (exotic pets and wildlife) alongside Mark and Kyle. Gemma also has an interest in small animal internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Her love for travelling has kept her busy as she has spent time volunteering in a street animal hospital in India, at a cat/dog shelter in Egypt and a wildlife rehabilitation centre in South Africa. Gemma is based mostly at our Stamford Bridge and Norton branches. When she is not working Gemma enjoys spending time with friends and family, baking, or exploring York and the surrounding area.
Liz Harland BVM&S PhD MRCVS
After qualifying from Edinburgh University, Elizabeth joined a mixed veterinary practice in the New Forest. She first started working with Battle Flatts in 1993 ago after moving up from London where she had been working and studying for a PhD at the Royal Veterinary College. Living locally, Liz has a grown up family of three and an extended family of numerous horses, sheep, hens, pigs, cats and a very lively Spaniel. Her hobbies include riding, walking, tandem cycling and going to the theatre.
Joe Heaver BVetMed MRCVS
Joe joined the Battle Flatts team in January 2017 after graduating, with honours, from the Royal Veterinary College. He is particularly interested in working with exotic species, especially reptiles and birds, but is just as happy getting to grips with a tricky internal medicine case. When he is not working he’s usually looking after his own menagerie of reptiles and frogs, playing hockey or freezing to death in a tent somewhere after a long hike. Joe also enjoys travelling and was lucky enough to spend a month working with the vets at Singapore Zoo last summer.
Mike Jones BVetMed CertEP MRCVS
Mike qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1996 and joined Battle Flatts in February 1998. He gained his RCVS certificate in Equine Medicine in 2006 and is a member of the RCVS riding establishment inspection panel. Whilst he is interested in all aspects of equine health, he has a particular interest in back problems. In his spare time Mike enjoys horse riding, walking his three dogs and wildlife watching and rescue; Mike is an active member of a number of wildlife charities.
Mark Naguib BVMS(Hons) Cert AVP (ZooMed) MRCVS
RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine
Mark qualified from Glasgow in 2009 and joined Battle Flatts a year later, based at our Stamford Bridge surgery. As well as treating dogs and cats, he has a keen interest in exotic animals. Mark holds the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in the field of Zoological Medicine and has experience treating over 200 species of birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and exotic mammals. In 2014 he was awarded the RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine Status. This status is awarded to vets who have not only undertaken further study and passed exams in a particular area of veterinary work (in Mark’s case reptiles, birds and other so-called ‘exotic’ animals), but have also confirmed that they continue keep up to date with all the latest developments in their field.
Tynke Bakker DVM FVH MRCVS
After graduating from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Tynke worked for two years in a Dutch mixed practice before starting extra small animal medicine and surgery training as an intern at the university and in a referral hospital in Aarau, Switzerland, followed by a FVH certificate. Tynke then decided to move to the UK in 2010 with her partner Paul who works as a race horse vet and in 2015 started work herself at Battle Flatts, mainly based at the Norton surgery. Her main interests within practice are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging (ultrasound), dermatology and cytology, which is looking at cells through a microscope. In her free time Tynke spends lots of time with her children and her German longhair Pointer in the outdoors. She also has a love of skiing, sailing and hacking her 19 year old horse.
Molly Pinkney DVM MRCVS
Molly studied at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest, Hungary and lived there for six years. She returned to England after qualifying in 2016, and spent the first 15 months of her career working in a busy practice in South Yorkshire. She grew up near York and is happy to now be living and working closer to home. Molly has a particular interest in surgery which she finds often challenging but very enjoyable and rewarding. She also really enjoys the diagnostic and detective worked involved in internal medicine. At home Molly has two cats, Marlo and Mandy, that she adopted from a shelter in Hungary. In her free time, Molly enjoys spending time with family and their hoard of animals and going to the gym. You can find Molly working mainly at the Strensall surgery but occasionally at Stamford Bridge.