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Intern in Racehorse Clinical Practice

Hong Kong Jockey Club
Location Hong Kong, Asia
Posted 21/02/2018
Closes 23/03/2018
Sector Leisure & Health, Science & Medicine
Function Medicine & Science, Clinical Services
Contract Type Intern
Hours Full Time
Salary Please send your expected salary to The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Job Description

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Service currently provides clinical care to all horses in Hong Kong, including approximately 1200 Thoroughbreds in race training at Sha Tin Racecourse. From July this year horses within the Hong Kong Jockey Club will also be stabled at a dedicated Thoroughbred training centre that the Club is building near Conghua in Guangdong Province, South China. The centre will be equipped with state-of-the-art racehorse training facilities and will accommodate 1,400 horses when full. Horses will shuttle down to Hong Kong to race and “show-case” race meetings will be held in Conghua from early 2019 onwards.

Both the Sha Tin and Conghua Training Centres will include world-class equine hospitals with dedicated teams of support staff. The Department will operate seamlessly over both sites with the majority of vets based in Hong Kong and rotating periodically to Conghua on a roster.

We are looking for two junior clinicians to join our team of existing professional staff. You will be based at the Equine Hospital in Sha Tin and rotate up to Conghua on a regular basis. You will work closely with senior colleagues in both centres and there will be opportunities to gain experience and develop practical skills in busy, high-quality racing environments. You will be encouraged to contribute to ongoing and future departmental research projects.  Accommodation will be provided at both centres.

The Intern in Racehorse Clinical Practice is primarily responsible for:

  • Providing assistance to senior colleagues
  • In the administration of daily treatments during routine stable rounds
  • In the performance of diagnostic procedures
  • During race day operations
  • Supporting general veterinary-related services such as accompanying convoys transporting horses between Hong Kong and Conghua and contributing to clinical cover for riding schools when required
  • Performing general anaesthesia and assisting with elective and emergency surgery

Ideally, you should:

  • Hold a degree recognized by the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong
  • Have experience in equine practice and be able to demonstrate competence in core clinical skills
  • Be enthusiastic and motivated to learn
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills

Closing date for applications is 23rd March 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

You are welcome to contact Dr. Christopher Riggs for further information about the position (email:; telephone: +852 2966 6891).

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  An 18 month contract will be offered to the successful candidate. Further contract renewal or conversion to career terms will be subject to mutual agreement between the Club and the individual. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For application, please send your resume, complete with expected salary and job reference to The Human Resources Department, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, 8/F, Sha Tin Central Complex, Sha Tin Racecourse, New Territories, Hong Kong; or email to or fax to (852) 2966-6984.

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