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 14 staff in total, including 7 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. Please find our access statement HERE.

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


Equine Disasters - Wednesday 1st May 2024@ 19:00

Disasters happen, especially where horses are involved! Join us for an informal evening where our vets will discuss common disasters and what to do if they happen, including basic first aid for conditions such as colic, wounds, choke and acute lameness.

£10pp to include light refreshments and certificate of attendance. We will also be running a charity raffle on the evening to include some great prizes!

Open to both clients and non-clients. Please facebook message, phone or email to book your place.


When visiting the surgery, please could we ask our clients to park in the small car park in front of the surgery, not obstructing access around to the back of the surgery as access is needed 24hrs a day for emergencies.

If parking is unavailable in front of the surgery, please park on the roadside, however please be mindful of neighbouring properties and be careful to avoid obstructing the entrances to other properties in the village.

When bringing a horse to the surgery, please park on the roadside and report to reception before unloading.

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.
Emergency/Out of hours Number
Telephone: 01347 838888
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Galtres Vets,
Flawith, Alne,
North Yorkshire,
YO61 1SF

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