Davinia Hinde BVetMed MSc CertAVP (Sheep) MRCVS
Advanced Practitioner in Sheep Health and Production
Davinia qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006. She has worked in the Dales since then.
Her main interests are sheep and nutrition and she is especially interested in the health planning and preventative aspects of sheep work. She the second vet in the country to hold a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice, in sheep.
In recognition of her certificate and commitment to continued professional development she has been recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as an Advanced Practitioner in Sheep Health and Production.
Davinia has a masters degree in Ruminant Nutrition at Harper Adams University and this knowledge lets her get her teeth into ruminant nutrition problems.
Davinia is also a resident of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management. She is heavily involved in the vet world outside the practice, she is a member of the sheep vet society executive committee, she is an assessor for the RCVS on the advanced practitioner panel and is a member of SCOPS. She also has published articles in peer reviewed papers and has spoken at many conferences. She also works for Liverpool Vet School assessing post-graduate courses in sheep and has provided talks for their undergraduates.
Outside of work Davinia is a keen cook and gardener. She can grow it, cook it, preserve it and pickle it! She is also relishing the challenge of training ‘Molly’ a working cocker spaniel.
Michael Woodhouse BVetMed DBR CertAVP (Cattle) MRCVS
Advanced Practitioner in Cattle Health and Production & Bovine Reproduction
Michael is a true Yorkshireman originally from Scarborough, he qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, in 2006. He has worked in the Dales since then.
His main interest lays with Dairy cows and he is especially interested in the fertility, mastitis and lameness aspects. He is a mobility mentor for the DairyCo Healthy Feet project and qualified to deliver the DairyCo Mastitis Control Plan.
Michael is one of the first handful of vets in the country to complete a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice, in Cattle Health and Production. He holds a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction from the University of Liverpool, a specialist level qualification.
In recognition of his certificate and commitment to continued professional development he has been recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as an Advanced Practitioner in Cattle Health and Production and Bovine Reproduction.
Outside of work he enjoys shooting (clays, vermin and game), walking his little Patterdale and making things out of wood. He has a serious tool addiction and claims to need a bigger shed! He has a pretty mean whisky collection.
Philippa Stirke BVSc MRCVS
Pippa graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2016. She is a local girl originating from Newton-Le-Willows near Bedale.
Pippa is genuinely interested in all aspects of mixed practice but particularly enjoys small animal surgery (including dentistry) and farm animal emergencies.
After 3 years at the practice Pippa is enjoying becoming more involved in routine dairy fertility work and developing her orthopaedic surgery skills. She is also a Sheep Lameness adviser, a BCVA Johnes Adviser
Pippa spent a lot of her younger years showing sheep, lambing and working on a local thoroughbred stud yard. Pippa was also an enthusiastic member of Winksley Cum Grantley Young Farmers Club.
In her spare time Pippa enjoys walking her three dogs Ted, Hugo and Ivy, riding her horses, socialising with friends and all aspects of country life.
Annabelle Yates BVSc MRCVS
Annie graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2020 and moved from West Yorkshire to the Dales shortly after.
She enjoys the variety that mixed practise brings on a daily basis, and has a particular interest in both large and small animal surgery, as well as cardiology.
As a recent graduate Annie is looking forward to benefiting from the wealth of experience surrounding her.
Outside of work you’ll generally find Annie in the beautiful Dales countryside ; walking, camping or swimming, even in the rain.
She is old before her time, enjoying embroidery and singing with choirs. She is currently dogless but is looking forward to acquiring a whippet companion.
Alice Bainbridge RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Alice has been with us since our move down to Askrigg in 2016 and undertook her training with us. She qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2018.
Alice has a lot responsibility in the practice, taking care of the in patients. Her roles includes anaesthetics, bandaging, consulting, stock control and even minor surgery. She particularly enjoys getting involved in large animal nursing and does lots of blood sampling and assisting with large animal operations.
Alice has a 2 year old Shetland Sheepdog, called Luna. She has a keen interest in photography and took most of the staff pictures!
Student Veterinary Nurse
Sarah has been with us at Bainbridge Vets since August 2019 and is a student veterinary nurse, studying at the College of Animal Welfare, Leeds. Sarah spends one day a week at college and four days a week in practice.
In the practice she gets fully involved in the care of our patients and particularly enjoys anaesthetics, bandaging and reviving puppies during caesareans!
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys walking her cocker spaniel, Bess, and socialising with her friends.
Janet has worked for Bainbridge Vets Limited in various incarnations since 1983. When not working Janet likes to spend her time walking (sometimes with Jet, the Labrador). She is married with two grown up children and is a keen baker.
At the surgery her duties include answering the phone, dispensing medicines for the vets etc. Janet also has special responsibilities with book-keeping and VAT.
Charlotte joined us as our new receptionist at the end of the September and spends Thursdays, Fridays and alternate Saturdays at the surgery in Askrigg.
She and her family moved to the Yorkshire Dales from Bedfordshire in 2019 and embarked on the restoration of a very neglected farmhouse and small farm in Walden. Prior to the move she worked as a Primary School Teacher and as PA to her self-employed husband!
When she’s not at work, Charlotte spends her days helping to renovate the house and tending to her pedigree Tamworth pigs, Cheviot sheep, chickens, ducks, turkeys and dogs. She is passionate about high welfare and all her animals have the joy of free-ranging on the farm.