Dr. Chris Gales BSc BVMS
Chris has had his own equine practice for over 30 years and set up Belvoir Equine Clinic in 2001. Over that period he has gained invaluable experience as an FEI, racehorse and pleasure horse vet. Other major interests for Chris are pleasure and competition horses along with breeding horses. Decades of experience working as an equine veterinarian, thoroughbred breeder and even pony club dad – have developed Chris’s well trained eye for horses.
“I wanted to build an equine hospital in the Swan Valley that offered all the facilities that large equine university hospitals provide along with the added convenience for those living in the North East of Perth and surrounding country areas. We have big plans for the future and will continue to improve our level of care, services and commitment to ongoing education.” Dr Chris Gales
Being surrounded by a team of vets, ranging from younger graduates to higher qualified surgeons, keeps Chris moving with the times and he strives to keep the clinic up to date with new treatments, high tech equipment and excellent support staff – the latter he is particularly blessed with.
Thoroughbred breeding is a big part of Chris’s life with Gervase Park Stud sharing the property with Belvoir Equine Clinic. Gervase Park Stud regularly features in the top 5 leading vendors at the Magic Millions Sales with yearlings born, bred and prepared on the property. Family life for Chris is also busy and horse focused, with three daughters all very involved in eventing, dressage and showjumping – all very competitive also. Finding a vet with such an insight into the range of problems encountered by horse breeders and owners is certainly rare.
Chris is a very experienced equine vet and has a particular interest in pre-purchase examinations, poor performance, competition horses, breeding and foaling. With a family so heavily involved in the equine industry, he has developed a real hands on approach and is always available to discuss your equine problems.