I have spent the last 15 years in Small animal practice and set up Flynn Vets with my wife Catherine in 2008. We took over Balmoral Veterinary Centre in 2008 and then set up Commons Brae in early 2009 and, more recently, Ballynahinch in June 2018. The practices do run separately but we all function as one large team. I work across all 3 clinics and particularly enjoy dealing with skin cases and orthopedic problems. I relax playing golf and walking my dog Tazie (who features well in our pictures), and tending to my garden.
I have two girls keeping me busy at home, and they like to come in to the clinics and help me from time to time.
Mike Morfett MRCVS VetMB MAVeterinary Surgeon
Mike has been with Flynn Vets since 2014. He particularly enjoys working with internal medicine and cardiac cases, and also has a special interest in exotic species, ranging from snakes and lizards to parrots and macaws. In his spare time, he looks after the dogs and cats at Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary, when not looking after his two very bouncy young children!
Clare Uludag MVB MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
A native of Cavan, Clare joined Flynn Vets in June 2015 having returned to Ireland from England where she spent her career in exclusively companion animal practice after qualifying in 1994. She is based at our Ballynahinch clinic where she enjoys meeting a wide variety of pets and their owners.
She is primarily interested in medicine and soft tissue surgery with a particular soft spot for her feline patients.
Having spent the majority of her professional life working in a hectic veterinary hospital and emergency clinic in Manchester, she enjoys the slower pace of life in Northern Ireland and spends her spare time with her husband and young family.
Hannah Chestnutt BVetMed MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
Hannah qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017 and joined Flynn Vets in 2018, after spending a year working in Limavady. She particularly enjoys meeting our feline patients and has two mischievious cats, Jiji and Binx, at home. Hannah is interested in all types of cases, but finds resolving canine skin issues and diagnostic imaging especially satisfying. When not at work, Hannah relaxes by getting out for a good run or baking lots of treats to keep the rest of the team well fed!
Kirsten Keys BVM&S MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
Kirsten qualified from Edinburgh University in 1996 and after a few years in mixed practice, spent 19 years at Clare Veterinary Hospital fine tuning her medical, surgical and ultrasound skills. In October 2020 Kirsten moved to Flynn Vets to embark on a new challenge, using those skills to hopefully further expand the expertise of the exciting Flynn Vets team. Kirsten’s particular passion is the more challenging ‘medical mysteries’. She loves getting to the bottom of a difficult case! When not working, Kirsten enjoys hill walking with her husband, 2 children and dog….. also yoga and socialising with friends!
Anna McCann BVMS MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
Anna was born and raised in Belfast and was always surrounded by her cats and horses. Anna graduated with commendation from University of Glasgow in 2005.
Anna developed a special interest in feline medicine and also worked for over a year in a busy emergency clinic where she gained invaluable experience in critical care medicine. She also has a passion for building relationships with owners and truly understands the importance of providing a friendly, trustworthy and caring environment
for owners as well as their beloved pets. Anna recently moved back to Belfast and began working at Flynn Vets in January 2017 where she continues her love of small animal medicine and owner relationships.
Sarah is a local girl and a very familiar face at our Commons Brae clinic. She qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2010 and has been with us since then and has enjoyed watching the clinic grow and making friends; especially the furry ones. She especially enjoys performing radiography procedures. In her spare time she can mostly be found at the riding stables where she keeps her two Shetland ponies. She also has a keen interest in motorsport.
I have been at Flynn Vets Balmoral since leaving school and studied my veterinary nursing at Greenmount in 2010. At home I have my own cats Marilyn and Manson; two rescue kittens who I hand reared from one day old. I also take a big interest in hand rearing and rehousing kittens. I have also rescued various lizards and the occasional puppy who have successfully been rehomed. My interest in animals has always been in my life from a young age and could not imagine working anywhere else!
Michelle qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2017. She joined our Balmoral branch in 2012 whilst completing an Animal Management course. She always had a passion for animals from a young age and, with hard work and dedication, worked her way up to achieve her goals to become a RVN and now enjoys caring for animals everyday. Michelle has dogs and small furries of her own. She also enjoys being artistic and creates special paw print keepsakes for patients and their owners.
Helen StewartAnimal Nursing Assistant
Helen gained a Level 2 Veterinary Nursing Assistant diploma from Greenmount College in 2017. She joined Flynn Vets in 2018 and is a one of the key staff at our Ballynahinch clinic. Helen loves working with the variety of animals she sees each day at the clinic and she has two dogs, two horses and three cats who all keep her busy on her time off.
Jenny BlevinsStudent Veterinary Nurse
I have a Yorkshire terrier cross called Tilly, a cat Dave, a rescue rabbit and a few reptiles. I started in the veterinary world in 2009 when I completed an Animal Nursing Assistant course. In 2016 I happily joined Flynn Vets and I’m currently hard at work on the 3 year Veterinary Nursing course.
Sarah McGivernStudent Veterinary Nurse
Sarah first joined Flynn Vets in 2017 to help out in The doG room. Later that year she started her Veterinary Nursing training at Greenmount College became one of our Student nurses. Sarah is a familiar face at the Commons Brae clinic. She has a labradoodle called Inka who keeps her busy outside of work.
Ashley Animal Care Assistant
Katrina SkucePractice Manager
Katrina joined the team at Flynn Vets Balmoral to open The doG room in 2013. After taking a degree in Zoology at university she gained experience in a number of other fields, before completing a professional dog grooming course.
In 2018, Katrina moved from her grooming position to assist with management of the practices.
Outside of work, Katrina is owned by 3 large, hairy dogs and enjoys time in the garden, especially when the sun is shining!