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Dr Christopher Riggs

Christopher Riggs
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Year of Fellowship: 2019

Field of work

Clinical practice (private)

Areas of special interest

  • Orthopaedic research and surgery
  • Thoroughbred racing

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • Professional mentoring
  • Public engagement
  • Translating research into veterinary practice


Chris studied veterinary science at the University of Bristol in the early eighties. He then received further training in equine surgery at the Royal Veterinary College, London and was awarded a PhD for research into causes of racehorse fractures in 1991.

He has worked at several equine referral centres, including the University of Liverpool in the UK and Oakey Veterinary Hospital, Queensland, Australia.

Chris has was Head of Veterinary Clinical Services at the Hong Kong Jockey Club between January 2003 and January 2019 and is currently Head of Mainland Veterinary Operations.

Chris is particularly interested and has specialist qualifications in equine surgery and orthopaedics and has research interests in fatigue of bone and its role in racehorse fractures.

He is passionate about providing opportunities in further education to colleagues in Asia and about seeing veterinarians in Mainland China being able to care for horses properly.

Chris holds positions as Special/Adjunct Professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, UK, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, City University, HK and the College of Veterinary Medicine, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, PRC.

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