DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVS, Dipl. ACVSMR, Dipl. ECVSMR, Professor in Equine Surgery & Orthopaedics, Clinical Director and Head Surgeon The Equine Hospital Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Aziz Tnibar graduated in 1987 from the Veterinary School of Rabat, Morocco. He spent 2 years at the clinic of equine surgery of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Zurich, Switzerland (1990-1992). He was then appointed Associate Professor of equine surgery at the Veterinary School of Rabat (1993-1997), then Associate Professor in equine surgery at the Veterinary School of Alfort, France (1998-2003).
In 2004, he became Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. He then joined Charles River preclinical studies in Ireland as senior orthopaedic surgeon (2005-2007) and was then appointed Associate Professor in equine surgery at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2008-2015). He then joined the Equine Clinic of the Royal Moroccan Federation of Equestrian Sports in Rabat as senior surgeon (2015-2018). Thereafter, he enjoyed Free-lancing with a focus on racing horses (2018-2020). Aziz is also a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and of the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he is committee member. He is also FEI treating veterinarian.
Aziz has a broad experience in the field of equine surgery, Orthopaedics, sport medicine, and diagnostic imaging. He has supervised numerous interns, graduate students and residents in equine surgery. He is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings. His research has focused mainly on orthopaedic ultrasound, new orthopaedic surgical procedures, colic surgery and the new treatment of osteoarthritis (Polyacrylamide hydrogel). He has published numerous papers and few book chapters and contributed to many national and international equine professional continuing education events in several countries. He is also co-founder and past President of the AMVE (Moroccan Association of Equine Veterinarians).
In January 2021, Aziz joined the Equine Hospital of the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, as a specialist in equine surgery and orthopaedics and in Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation. He recently established the first residency programs in sport medicine and rehabilitation (ACVSMR) and in equine surgery (ECVS) in Saudi Arabia. He is currently Clinical Director and Head Surgeon at the Equine Hospital.