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Exotics Veterinary Surgeon

Red Sector Recruitment
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£35,000 - £50,000 +
Closing date
18 May 2024

Job Details

Exotic Animal Veterinary Surgeon

To apply, or for more information, please send your CV to or whatsapp me on +447494277518

  • Exotics position with a small percentage of dogs and cats
  • Based in the city of Manchester
  • Competitive salary up to £50,000
  • £2000 welcome bonus 
  • Work alongside board certified and certificate holding experienced veterinary surgeons
  • Well equipped surgery seeing a wide variety of species 
  • Referral service. 
  • 33 days holiday
  • Minimal on call
  • Visa sponsorship available 

Ready for your next exotic adventure? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Exotics Veterinary Surgeon to join our amazing team.
You will join our existing team of 4 exotic veterinary surgeons. We work in tandem with the dog and cat team and you will also have to see a small percentage of dogs and cats’ cases but will spend most of your time in the exotics department which has self-contained hospitalisation and operating areas.

This is a unique opportunity to work with an experienced team of Exotic Veterinary Surgeons , including board certified vets and certificate holders, who have written chapters in many text books and BSAVA manuals and regularly presents talks at conferences and CPD events.

Salary and Rota

4 days a week, 1 weekend (mornings only) in 5 – 6. Shift patterns on weekdays are a mix of 9 - 4 and 9 - 7. There is a separate out of hours team, but you will be 2nd on call one day a week and one weekend in 5 primarily for advice for the out of hours vet or nurse.

The hours are flexible but most of the team do a 4-day week.

Be part of something exceptional

We are very well equipped with digital xrays, video endoscopy, ultrasound etc. We see a wide range of species, both first opinion and referral, from geckos to capybaras so every day is different. You will be working alongside colleagues from varied backgrounds with many years of exotic animal medicine experience. We also have a great group of nurses with exotic animal nursing qualifications who are an essential part of the team

We are based in the city of Manchester with easy access to the city centre. The peak district can be reached in 30 minutes and the lake district in 1 hour. We also have excellent transport links, being at the axis of the motorways and Manchester airport being a 10-minute drive.

Meet like-minded professionals

Our practice currently has twelve veterinary surgeons, eleven registered veterinary nurses, three trainee veterinary nurses, seven auxiliary veterinary nurses, eight receptionists and a practice manager. You would be the 5th veterinary surgeon in the exotic team. 

Because our employee's matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from:

Work-life balance
•    33 days (6.6 weeks) annual leave which includes public holidays
•    Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
•    Your birthday as an extra paid day off

•    Private medical insurance
•    Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
•    Non-accidental injury support

•    Certificate support
•    Learning and development opportunities
•    All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
•    All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
•    Infection Prevention and Control Programme
•    Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships
•    VDS cover
•    RCVS fees

•    Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
•    Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
•    Discounted staff pet care


To apply, or for more information, please send your CV to or whatsapp me on +447494277518. All applications are held in complete confidence. We look forward to hearing from you! 
If this vacancy is not suitable for you, but you know someone who may be interested, please send their details over to benefit from our £300 referral bonus! 


Red Sector is one of the fastest growing recruitment agencies in the country. Red Sector was established in August 2017 with the aim of providing fast effective recruitment with a high level of care across the veterinary industry.

We are keen to hear from veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses of all experience levels and have a proven track record of securing new graduates their first position fresh out of university to experienced certificate holders.  Although primarily recruiting to the UK & Australia, we have also helped our clients in Dubai, Qatar, Canada and New Zealand with sourcing excellent candidates and helped veterinary surgeons & nurses relocate from every corner of the planet!

With over 50 years combined experience within recruitment our team have an extensive level of knowledge in the sectors we cover.  As a team, we have the ability to build strong relationships with both candidates and clients and have the time and knowledge to spend on each individually. We enjoy sourcing the perfect candidates for roles and thrive on filling positions for clients in need.

If you are interested in a new position within the veterinary sector, or know someone who is, we would love to hear from you!
Please send your CV to or get in touch via our website and one of our friendly consultants will be happy to help! 

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