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Alex Atock

Alex Atock is a graduate of the Veterinary College of Ireland. Following some years in general veterinary practice in Ireland and England, and resulting from his interest in racing, he was appointed veterinary officer at the Irish Turf Club (Jockey Club).

He next moved to become head of the Veterinary Department of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the ruling body of international equestrian sport, based in Switzerland.

Following an early retirement from the FEI, he moved on to the United Arab Emirates on his appointment as veterinary officer and consultant to the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation, and finally to the British-based equine charity, World Horse Welfare, responsible for its international training programmes in developing countries.

He has a particular interest in facilitating the international movement of horses, doping and the control of medication in equestrian sport. He was past secretary/treasurer of the World Equine Veterinary Association.

He and his wife, Sherley, have three grown-up children and live in Herefordshire.

Alex Atock
Author's Books
My Friend the Horse

Alex Atock was born in Dublin in 1932 and graduated from the Veterinary College of Ireland in 1958. His love for all things equine commenced as a small child and continued throughout his life. This book will take the reader through his veterinary life, from his initial years in general practice, to ...

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