To make an appointment at the surgery, or for out of hours and emergency calls
please telephone: 01347 838888

welcome to galtres vets


We are a small, friendly, independent veterinary practice providing equine and small animal care, based in Flawith, near Easingwold,
North Yorkshire. We cover a large area around our practice for visits, and have excellent inpatient facilities at the surgery.

Our services include consultations and visits, including equine zone visits, equine and small animal health schemes, full surgical and inpatient facilities including stables, radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy, gastroscopy, dentistry, surgery, vettings (pre purchase examinations) and second opinions.

We have 12 staff in total, including 6 vets, and we also provide 24 hour emergency cover, so we are here for you
when you need us the most. The Practice is owned by experienced vets, Malcolm and Joyce Whitehead.
For more details on who works at the practice CLICK HERE

If  you have any non-urgent enquiries, please email or telephone the office between 8.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday on 01347 838888.
One of our friendly staff will be available and happy to help you.

We appreciate your visit to our website and we will will regularly update certain events and links on this site so
please return from time to time and see what’s we’ve been up to.



From the 1st October it will be a legal requirement that your horse or donkey is microchipped. For the month of September we are offering discounted microchipping at £20 + visit fee (which can be booked on a zone visit for just £12 per yard).

Horses born before 2009 may not be microchipped - you can check in your horse's passport if they have a microchip, or if you are unsure we can scan them to check.

If you'd like to book in please get in touch!


We are pleased to confirm the return of our Gastroscopy Clinics! Our next clinic will be on Thursday 17th September, where you can have your horse scoped for the special price of £120 including sedation. If ulcers are diagnosed, you will receive a voucher for £100 off treatment. Due to social distancing requirements we will unfortunately not be able to have owners present at this clinic. We are able to provide overnight boarding the night before if needed.

Symptoms of gastric ulcers vary massively but can include changes in behaviour, grumpiness when girthing and tacking up, poor performance and weight loss.

If you’d like to book in or discuss whether your horse could have ulcers, please get in touch!


Sadly due to COVID-19 we have had to post-pone this event. Once we are able to run this safely we will post a new date - watch this space!



We would like to welcome all horse owners to a meeting at Thirsk Auction Mart on Monday 30thMarch at 7pm. We will be discussing equine infectious disease, focussing on equine flu, equine herpes and strangles.

Free entry – with pie and pea supper and tea and coffee provided, and a bar will be available to purchase drinks.

Please call us on 01347 838888, email or message us on Facebook to reserve your space!



This year we hosted a very well attended evening for our Equine Clients highlighting the growing problem of parasites in our horses and the difficulties of treatment. A big thankyou to all our clients for attending and helping us help your horses!

What some of our Customers say

"The team at Galtres vets are fantastic. I have experience with them for over 16 years as both an animal owner and local cattery business. The team are always friendly, committed and well informed. I get full feedback in a way I can understand the diagnosis. I am also always impressed with the knowledge of the reception staff too, very professional and helpful with lots of great advice. Keep up the great work! "
Sarah Potts, owner of
Hambleton Hills Cattery, Flawith.
“ Galtres Vets have been providing first class advice and care for my dogs for the last eleven years. From breeding and birth through the whole lifecycle to elderly care, I could not rate the Galtres team more highly. You don’t just have to take my word for it, the dogs are always keen to go in when it’s their turn and there’s no better judge than the dogs themselves.”
Ros Kind, Kennel Club Assured Breeder and Chairman of the Entlebucher Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain.
“Since moving to Stillington 11 years ago, Galtres Vets have always been their for our animals. I think we probably have the longest list of animals on their client list and they’ve always treated them with the greatest care. They’ve always been brilliant in general care, emergencies, have helped in the saddest of times and assisted in bringing new life into the world. They are so helpful in every way and go above and beyond to help our animals.”
Nicky Sutcliffe, owner of Sport Horse Select and EQUI Travel Safe.
Monday-Friday 8:30-18:30, and Saturday 9:00-12:00.
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Galtres Vets,
Flawith, Alne,
North Yorkshire,
YO61 1SF

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