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Associate Veterinary Technologist information


*This document is for reference only. Please refer to this link for official recruitment details and application.


Information Document*

Associate Veterinary Technologist

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD),

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government


  • Are you looking to start your career in a welcoming and supportive environment?

  • Are you ready to apply your knowledge learnt in class and contribute to the society in safeguarding public and animal health?

  • Are you ready to work hand in hand with dedicated professional and technical staff to provide high quality diagnostic service?

  • Are you interested in learning about new test development, advance laboratory equipment and technology in the only governmental veterinary laboratory in HKSAR?

  • Are you interested in taking collaborative actions to combat global public health threats such as Antimicrobial Resistance, Avian Influenza and emerging infectious diseases?

  • Are you enthusiastic and ambitious and like an energetic and aspiring work culture?

If the above sounds like you then read on.

  • Who we are

AFCD’s mission is to serve the community by providing services to secure orderly and efficient production and marketing of agricultural and fishery produce, enforce regulations on plants, pesticides and animal controls, and conserve our natural environment and safeguard the ecological integrity.

- We pride ourselves on setting high standards and we are ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA).

- Our anatomical pathology is the first in Hong Kong to receive accreditation by Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS) in the test category of “veterinary testing”.

- We were awarded a Testing and Certification Manpower Development Corporate Award” by the Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification in 2021-22 in recognition of our commitment to staffs’ training and development.

- The scope of testing is diverse and includes anatomical pathology, immunology, molecular diagnostics, microbiology and chemical residues testing.

- You can also understand more of us from the videos below :

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  • Why work for us  

- As a new laboratory technologist, you will work in a people-orientated and growth focused culture.

- You will be supported to gain your Part I MLT registration and explore the areas of interest down your career pathway as you rotate to work among professionals of different areas.

- You will learn about emerging disease and zoonotic diseases. Examples of emerging diseases include Avian Influenza, African Swine fever and Lumpy Skin Disease.

- In collaboration with other academia, we are the world’s first detection of a dog infected with SARS-CoV-2 in 2020 and in early 2022 the first evidence of pet hamster to human transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

- You will build up experience in laboratory accreditation and learn about the importance of quality management.

- A brand new facility located in the heart of Kowloon, focusing on Antimicrobial Resistance testing and Whole Genome Sequencing is expected to become operational in 2024. 



  • What you will do

You will be joining a team of enthusiastic and supportive laboratory technologists to work in one or more of the following areas:


- biotechnology laboratory

- serology and virology laboratory
- bacteriology laboratory

- histopathology laboratory

- residue chemical laboratory

- research and development laboratory

- laboratory administrative and quality management


  • Career Pathway



  • What we are looking for



Please refer to the official advertisement.


Job experience

Please refer to the official advertisement for minimum requirements. While previous medical or veterinary laboratory experience would be beneficial, a keen willingness to learn is more important.  


Personal characteristics

We are looking for committed, hard-working and talented individuals who can work in a team but also independently when required. Someone who is eager to help and learn along the way, build strength in their career path, engage in achieving the team’s goals and mission together, an optimistic and enthusiastic individual with great interpersonal and communication skills.