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Ben Sykes

  • Honorary Lecturer

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.