We have proudly been caring for your birds, small mammals, rabbits and reptiles for over 30 years!

The Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic is based at the Chorlton Ashleigh Veterinary Centre Branch and shares many of its facilities and specialist knowledge and skills of its staff.

Specialist exotic veterinary surgeons Aidan Raftery, Lianne Foxall and Filipe Martinho are committed to proving the best care possible, utilising the latest medical and surgical advances available.

“We enjoy our work very much and it is important to us that the advice and treatments that we give are the most up to date”


Bookings can be made by contacting the reception on 0161 881 6868  during opening hours.

Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 7.00 pm

Saturday 8.30 am– 11.00 am

Sunday, Bank and Public holidays 10.00 am – 11.00 am


Aidan holds advanced qualifications in the medicine and surgery of exotic species. In addition Aidan is a chartered biologist. Over the years they have built up a huge wealth of experience in the care and treatment of exotic species.

Please follow the following link to our Avian and Exotic Clinic website and for information sheets:

Website: http://www.vets4exotics.com/

Email Us: contact@vets4exotics.com


We advise either the referring practice or the client to contact us on 0161 881 6868 as soon as possible. Once an appointment is made we will request a copy of the medical history. We are committed to providing a personal and compassionate service for our clients and a high standard of medical care for our patients.


Emergency Out of Hours Service;

The practice maintains an out of hours service in case you have any problems outside of the normal hours, exclusively for our clients, from within the Chorlton practice. This means we have a vet on site 24/7, so in an emergency we have all your pets clinical records to hand and you don’t have to travel miles away to a different practice. In addition as this is for our own clients, and not several other practices, you don’t have wait for hours to be seen. The out of hours team of vets and nurses deal solely with emergency and hospitalised cases, meaning we can look after your pet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

The emergency clinic is staffed by veterinary surgeons who are specialists in emergency medicine. They will provide life-saving emergency treatment. They have contact phone numbers for some of our exotic veterinary surgeons in case they need help providing emergency treatment in species they are unfamiliar with. In many cases the patient will need to be seen at the Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic later for diagnostics to identify the underlying cause and for any follow-on treatment.


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