Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic in Manchester Listing ID: 3527

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Listing Began: Monday, September 21, 2015



We are a practice with 3 vets specializing in exotics. We share facilities with Ashleigh Veterinary Centre which allows us to be especially well equipped. We also have our own vets on site 24 hours to cover for emergencies.

Aidan Raftery
Department Vets MVB CertZooMed CBiol MSB MRCVS Aidan gained his veterinary degree in medicine and surgery in June 1982. After initially working in a small animal and equine veterinary hospital in South Wales he moved to a 10 vet practice in Yorkshire where he was the main specialist for orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery before coming to Ashleigh Veterinary Centre in 1987.

In 2000 he was board certified in Zoological Medicine and Surgery by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and in 2001 he qualified as a Chartered Biologist and was granted membership of the Institute of Biology.

Aidan is currently the clinical director of the Avian and Exotic section of the practice. He is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, the British Veterinary Zoological Society, the British Veterinary Association, European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, and the British Veterinary Invertebrate Society. He has been commissioned to write chapters for many veterinary medicine text books in the field of avian and exotic animal medicine. He is a visiting lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College, and regularly presents papers at conferences and lectures at continuing education events for veterinary surgeons. Aidan is particularly interested in applying the skills learned from the animals kept in a captive environment, to help preserve the free ranging populations in the worlds shrinking wilderness areas.

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Additional Information

  • RCVS PSS Category?
  • Not part of scheme

  • Practice Description
  • We treat exotics

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