Richard Matthews

Honorary Vice Chairperson


  • Large Animal Director and Partner at Castle Veterinary Practice
  • Have working knowledge of most farm businesses in the area
  • Born in Australia but moved (when only 3) with parents to a Dairy farm in Yorkshire where I was brought up
  • Managed a Deer farm in Scotland before going to Vet school
  • As a student I saw practice at the Galgate surgery and was delighted to be offered a job with Castle Vets on graduation, so much so that I’ve stayed ever more!
  • Married with three rapidly growing children, I enjoy living and working in this beautiful part of the country.