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


Brian hails from the Scottish Borders and comes from a family with a strong veterinary background as he is the 4th generation to take up the profession. He graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 2003 and after a brief spell working for his fathers practice, he moved to a large farm animal and equine practice on Teesside. Brian moved to Rainbow in 2008 to further pursue his interests in equine practice, specifically 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. Brian is an FEI Permitted Treating Vet and has provided veterinary services at many national and international eventing and dressage competitions. He is also an Official Veterinarian (OV), enabling him to perform equine export examinations and certification. Brian heads up our breeding services at Rainbow but is also heavily involved in pre-purchase examinations and enjoys working with the performance horse be it racing or sports horse.

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 including stud and performance medicine and accupuncture, but is particularly keen on equine dentistry. He is an accredited equine dental technician and is working towards his Certificate in Equine Dentistry. Joe is married to a small animal vet and has 2 daughters. He enjoys walking, swimming, and attempting triathlons as a way of keeping fit.

Mandy Platt


Mandy Platt BVSc CertAVP(EM) MRCVS joined the practice in February 2011. After graduating from Massey University in 2009 she worked in stud and racing equine practice in New Zealand for 2 years before moving to the UK. Her professional interests include internal medicine, routine preventative care and welfare work. She obtained her Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Equine Internal Medicine) in 2017. Mandy enjoys spending her free time travelling, sailing and exploring the countryside with her Labrador, Ella.

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.

Amelia Hutchinson



Amelia grew up locally in Yorkshire and went onto study at Liverpool university. After graduating in 2016 she spent 2months working with SPANA in Morocco where she cemented her equine skills. Amelia then spent a short stint in mixed practice before moving into an equine only practice in Lancashire. Amelia joined the practice in November of 2018 and brings her black spaniel Wilf with her. Amelia enjoys all aspects of equine practice and the variety that this brings.
Outside of work Amelia rides her ex-racehorse Junior who she competes. She also enjoys following eventing and racing.

Sam Corrie


Since graduating from Liverpool Vet school. Sam completed an internship at a specialist equine hospital in Kent where he then spent a further 4 years as an ambulatory veterinary surgeon. Sam is part way through completing a certificate in advance veterinary practice. Sam is a FEI registered treating vet and also an official veterinarian.

Phoebe O’Sullivan

BVM BVS (Hons) BVMedSci (Hons) MRCVS

Phoebe graduated from The University of Nottingham in July 2018. Having always had a passion for equine work she grew up with horses and played polo at university. Prior to graduating she completed equine externships here at Rainbow, in Newmarket and spent a rodeo season doing equine work in Alberta, Canada. Her main veterinary interests include lameness and surgery. Outside of work Phoebe enjoys spending time with her three dogs, doing yoga and seeing friends.