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 13 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.

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.



During Lockdown 3.0, we will continue to be open to provide essential and emergency care for our patients. Please find our COVID-19 policies as below:


*We are still operating a policy of no clients inside the building, unless there are exceptional circumstances. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING. Please ring the doorbell when you arrive, step back from the door, and a member of staff will attend you. One of our vets or nurses will come outside to collect your animal and discuss the problem, bring the animal inside for examination/treatment by the vet, and return them to you once this has been done.

*Please wear a face covering when attending the surgery.

*Please keep your distance (2m) from staff members and other clients when attending the surgery.

*We will try to delay any non-urgent appointments where possible, and will continue to use telephone consultations rather than in person consultations for appropriate cases.

Please allow at least 48 hours for repeat prescription and food orders, as we are still intermittently experiencing delays with supply.

*We can arrange contactless collection of medications from our outdoor collection box.

*We are not limiting the type or scope of work we will perform, but must ensure any work we do is done in a COVID secure manner. If you have any queries about procedures/appointments you require, please do contact us.


*We continue to provide all procedures/visits, however ONLY if we can perform them in a COVID secure manner.

*We may bring our own assistants to hold horses for some procedures where closer contact is required, such as dentals.

*Please limit the number of people attending a visit to ONE person where possible.

*Please wear a face covering where possible.

*Please keep your distance (2m) from staff members when on visits.

*We will try to delay any non-urgent appointments where possible, and will continue to use telephone consultations rather than in person visits for appropriate cases.


Please do not attend the surgery or visits if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19 - high temperature, cough or change/loss of taste or smell.

If you are self-isolating and require veterinary assistance for your animals, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY. Please contact us in the first instance and we will do our best to assist you.

Please bear in mind the latest Government advice - stay at home, and only leave home for ESSENTIAL travel. With this in mind, please consider delaying routine appointments/procedures. If you are unsure if your appointment can be delayed, please contact us.

Our policies are intended to keep all our clients and staff safe, and to ensure we can continue to provide a veterinary service for your animals. We thank you all for your compliance and consideration.


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!


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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