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Ben Sykes

  • Honorary Lecturer
  • BSc BVMS MS Dip ACVIM Dip ECEIM MBA

Ben Graduate from Murdoch University in 1997 and completed an internship in equine medicine, surgery and anesthesia at Randwick Equine Center in 1998. Following that he worked as a registrar at Murdoch University before doing a stud season with Scone Veterinary Hospital in 2000. Between 2001 and 2003 Ben completed a residency in equine medicine at Marion DuPont Equine Medical Center in Virginia culminating in obtainment of diplomate status with the ACVIM in 2004. He then spent 6 years in Scandinavia working as the head of the University of Helsinki Equine Hospital (2003-2005) and a visiting professor at the Estonian University of Life Sciences (2006 - Present).

In 2005 Ben established a large, private, 24 hour equine hospital in southern Finland and worked there as a director and clinician until 2009 upon which he returned to Australia. Ben is currently involved in a mix of activities including private practice, industry consultancy and academia with a focus on post graduate education.