George Hnatkiwskyj BVSc MRCVS

George qualified from Bristol University in 1982 and has continued to work in mixed practice ever since.

He started the practice in 1993 as a one man surgery in the centre of Northiam and it has steadily grown into the current veterinary team on the rye side of the village. He still has a keen interest in large animal work but now also enjoys his small animal surgery especially repairing fractures and torn cruciate liagments.

In his spare time George enjoys a host of hair raising activities such as skiing, mountain biking and rock climbing.

Jordan Harries BVM&S MRCVS

Jordan joined us in Summer 2021, following spending time here as a student. She enjoys all aspects of mixed work, and has particular interest in flock health as she has a flock of sheep herself.

Sarah O’Reilly BAgrsc DVM MRCVS

Sarah has recently joined us in Spring 2022. She has particular interest in large animal work, and would be happy to hear from anyone interested in Herd/Flock Health planning.

In her spare time she likes to go on walks with her dogs, Flo and Ivy, as well as a spot of gardening and visiting her family in Ireland.

Lily Wilson BVetMed BSc(Hons) MRCVS


Lily Wilson BVetMed BSc(Hons) MRCVS

Lily qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in 2016 and joined Badgers Oak after a year in mixed practice. She enjoys working with all four-legged friends, especially cattle, horses and dogs, and has a particular interest in small animal emergency medicine, equine hoof and dental care, and cases where behaviour has an underlying health reason.

Outside of work Lily is busy with her four horses, two dogs, two cats and a tortoise.


Charlotte Gray MA VetMB MRCVS

Charley qualified from Cambridge University in 2009 and quickly started work at Badgers Oak. She has become very involved in the local area and now has her own pig farm in Beckley village rearing free range pork.

In the practice she loves seeing our small furry patients and doing small intricate surgeries!

Outside of work she is kept busy looking after her little girl Robin and  10 dogs – Harry the collie, Maddie the lurcher, Alan the Rottweiler, Norman the Bernese/Newfoundland cross, Tinks, Rodney and Nessa the Leonbergers, Joan the bulldog and Frank and Betty the German shepherds. Plus she also has 9 cats! – Brian, Tim, Stanley, Arthur, Felix, Paul, Kevin, Alfred, and Bogey.


Stefanie Georgetti RVN

Stef started her training at the practice in 2002 and has stayed ever since she qualified. She now works 2 days a week, spending the rest of the time bringing up her 2 children Harry and Grace on the family farm.

She has a keen interest in Middle white pigs,  and can often be found camera in hand practising her photography skills.

Charley Heffer RVN

Charley joined us in Feb 2022 after qualifying in 2021. She has a keen interest in working with the hospitalised patients especially ensuring that they are comfortable during their stay. She is also embracing the large animal side of Badgers Oak as this is a new experience for her. In November of 2022 Charley gave birth to her first child and is loving being a mummy to baby Jaxon and has recently returned back to work from her maternity leave.

Anna Hnatkiwskyj

Anna is the youngest of George’s children and has decided she would also like a career in the veterinary industry and is now training to become a veterinary nurse.

Having grown up in and around the practice Anna has been involved in handling all types of animals from a very young age. Whether it be restraining a wriggly Ferret or manouvering a stubborn Cow.

Anna now has her own dog, Bella the Poodle who she recently rehomed and now spends most of her spare time walking and trainig her.


Stephanie Morris

Steph has been a Veterinary Nurse at Badgers Oak since 2006 after moving to Beckley with her daughter Scarlett.

She has a pomeranian cross called Butler, and a Shih-tzu cross called Olive.

Steph has stepped down from nursing now, swapping syringe for pen and has taken over all of the insurance side of the practice. She is also responsible for booking all of the TB tests in for our farmers.

Outside of the practice Steph has become a popular dog walker in the village. You will often see her out and about with a pack of local doggies.

Will Hnatkiwskyj RVN

Will, George’s eldest son, moved from Devon in 2013 to help out in the practice. He quickly developed an interest in veterinary nursing and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2018.

He is especially interested in radiography and loves large animal work.

He has a giant breed dog called Heidi and is always first to volunteer to help with dogs of the humongous variety!

Sarah Sheppard RVN

Sarah joined the practice in 2017 after some time away from nursing to bring up her 3 children.

She is a friendly face in the practice and loves looking after our elderly patients. In her spare time she can be found walking her 3 dogs Arthur, Mary and Otis.


Candy Pearce

Candy started work here in 2007 as a receptionist and has since taken on a much more managerial role. She previously worked at Mallydams wildlife rehabilitation centre and always knows what to do when people bring us wildlife in trouble.

She has three children: Conor, Noah and Stanley as well as a Cavachon called Ted and a Borde Collie called Molly

Clair Copeland

Clair joined us in August of this year and has many years of Veterinary reception experience behind her.

Clair is married and has a daughter, she keeps Sheep and Chickens, she has 3 Dogs and 4 Ferrets. Clair loves walking and socialising with friends and has already become a valuable member of our team.


Claire Valentine

Claire has worked at Badgers Oak for over 15 years and is a qualified Veterinary Nurse, who now works mainly as a receptionist and administrator.

She lives with her three children and her dog Woody, a rescued Staffie cross.

Baking is her passion and she often spoils us with her latest masterpiece.

Sam Foreman SQP RVR

Sam started as a receptionist in 2014 after previously doing dog agility training and pet sitting. She is a Registered Animal Medicines Advisor (SQP) and completed her gold level accredited veterinary receptionist award in 2022 which makes her a Registered Veterinary Receptionist (RVR).

Sam has a little black spaniel called Tia who often comes to work with Sam.