Ieuan Pritchard

BVSc MRCVS (Director)

Ieu comes from a large farming and show jumping family in Anglesey. He graduated from Liverpool in 1979 and after working in Cheshire and Wiltshire he joined Bob Ordidge as a founder member of Rainbow Equine Clinic in 1988. His family life revolves around horses with many of his family competing Nationally and Internationally. Ieu’s main interests lie with vettings, lameness and keeping sports horses performing at their best. He is an FEl Veterinary Delegate and a consultant for the NFU equine insurance. Ieu is proud to have seen Rainbow Equine Hospital develop to the centre of excellence that it is become and is most proud that it remains a friendly, caring environment.

Brian Reed

BVMS CertEP MRCVS (Director)

Brian grew up in the Scottish Borders and hails from a family with a strong veterinary background, being a 4th generation vet! After graduating from Glasgow Veterinary School in 2003, Brian worked for 5 years in a large mixed practice on Teesside doing farm and equine work. It was here he developed an interest in equine work. He moved to Rainbow in 2008 to further develop his interests in equine reproduction, lameness investigation and pre-purchase examinations. Brian gained the RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice in 2010, and became a Director of Rainbow Equine Hospital in 2015. Away from work Brian is a keen trail runner and keep fit enthusiast. He also enjoys working his Labrador, Noosa.

Joe Mackinder


Joe grew up in Slingsby and saw practice at Rainbow as a student before qualifying from Liverpool University in 2005. After 2 years mixed practice, Joe spent 8 years in purely equine practice both in the Dales and as clinical lead at The University of Bristol as well as spending a stud season in Australia. He returned home to Malton, and Rainbow in November 2014. Joe has a wide range of interests but is particularly keen on equine dentistry and is currently working toward becoming accredited as an equine dentist. Joe is married  to a small animal vet and has 2 daughters, 2 dogs and a cat. He enjoys walking, swimming, and keeping a toddler entertained.

Mandy Platt


Mandy Platt BVSc MRCVS CertAVP(EM) MRCVS joined the practice in February 2011. After graduating from Massey University, she worked for 2 years in stud and racing equine practice in New Zealand.  Her interests include internal medicine and foal work along with routine health care. Mandy enjoys spending her free time travelling and exploring the North Yorkshire countryside with her Labrador, Ella. She is currently studying for her certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice – Equine Internal Medicine.

Ellie Child


Ellie joined the practice in August 2016. Originally from Knaresborough, Ellie graduated from the University of Bristol in July 2013. She then worked in a busy varied equine practice in Nottinghamshire for 2 years. She then undertook a 13 month rotating internship at the University of Liverpool Equine Hospital. Ellie is working towards her certificate in advanced veterinary practice – internal medicine, and has a keen interest in ophthalmology, laminitis and foal care. Outside of work, Ellie enjoys walking her lively Labrador, Flynn, skiing and travelling.

Aimi Duff


Aimi’s interest in horses started at an early age as a horse mad little girl gripped by Horse & Pony Magazine and loaning all sorts of ponies.  Growing up as the daughter of two vets Aimi followed in the footsteps of her parents, graduating from Edinburgh in 2009.

Upon graduation Aimi worked in mixed practice in Northumberland before concentrating on equine work.  Aimi is interested in all aspects of equine practice and working with a variety of patients, from donkeys to performance horses. In 2016 Aimi gained her Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Equine Medicine).

Outside of work Aimi enjoys spending time with her horse and fell running with her mad spotty dog.

Natalie Hind


Natalie is originally from Perthshire and after spending over ten years working in the sport horse and racing industry, returned to study in Scotland.  Natalie was a very keen show jumper which saw her based in the U.K, America and Canada. She graduated from Glasgow Veterinary School in 2015.

Since graduation Natalie had spent 2 years in a busy and varied equine specific practice in Aberdeenshire. She is about to start her certificate in advanced veterinary practice to allow her to expand her interests in equine dentistry and lameness investigation.

Outside of work Natalie loves to travel, she recently enjoyed a honeymoon in Iceland and spent time volunteering with an equine Charity in The Gambia. She enjoys hillwalking, mountain biking and walking her geriatric whippet Jack.