24 th International Conference of

Racing Analyst and Veterinarians

28 February 2026

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24 th International Conference of

Racing Analyst and Veterinarians

28 February 2026

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24 th International Conference of

Racing Analyst and Veterinarians

28 February 2026

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Welcome to

International Group of Specialist Regulatory Veterinarians (IGSRV)

The International Group of Specialist Regulatory Veterinarians (IGSRV) is an association that unites regulatory racing veterinarians worldwide. The group was founded in 1985 and has played a major role in promoting the welfare and integrity of horse racing; advises authorities worldwide.

The IGSRV in association with the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) organises a biennial International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians.

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Position available for an Official Veterinarian and Welfare Officer with Racing New South Wales

The Aims of the IGSRV are:

Act as an official association of veterinarians with an interest in horse racing regulatory matters.

To organize meetings of the International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians (ICRAV)

To promote veterinary science in the rules of racing of the respective regulatory authorities of member countries.

To promote research, knowledge on health and welfare, diseases, pharmacology and drug metabolism of race horses.

Events & Job Opportunities

Position available for an Official Veterinarian and Welfare Officer with Racing New South Wales

2024 May 21

Position available for an Official Veterinarian and Welfare Officer with Racing New South Wales

Applications are invited for the position of Official Veterinarian & Welfare Officer in the metropolitan Sydney Region.

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A position is available for a  full-time position of Regulatory Veterinarian at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, based in Doha, Qatar

2024 Apr 30

A position is available for a full-time position of Regulatory Veterinarian at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, based in Doha, Qatar

Applicants are invited to apply for the full-time position of Regulatory Veterinarian at QREC based in Doha, Qatar. The position reports to the Head Regulatory Veterinarian and the Chief Steward.

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The 40th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) will be held in Sapporo from 27 August 2024.

2024 Feb 13

The 40th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) will be held in Sapporo from 27 August 2024.

The 40th ARC Business Programme will be held from Wednesday, 28 August to Friday, 30 August 2024. It will comprise a series of engaging and thought-provoking plenary sessions that aim to address key challenges and opportunities for the long-term sustainability of our sport, ranging from the latest racing, breeding and wagering trends, to racing in […]

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Applications are invited for the position of Industry Regulatory Veterinarian with Racing South Australia

2024 Jan 23

Applications are invited for the position of Industry Regulatory Veterinarian with Racing South Australia

Applications are invited for the position of Industry Regulatory Veterinarian based in Adelaide that will be responsible for providing high level scientific and clinical veterinary expertise to safeguard the welfare of Thoroughbred horses and the integrity of the South Australian thoroughbred racing industry.

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ICRAV 2026

2023 Dec 18

ICRAV 2026

On behalf of the Organising Committee for the 24th International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians (ICRAV) to be held in Melbourne, Australia from 15 -22 February 2026, welcome to the official website.

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A position for a Veterinary Surgeon, based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, is available at the National Horseracing Authority of South Africa.

2023 Oct 18

A position for a Veterinary Surgeon, based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, is available at the National Horseracing Authority of South Africa.

Safeguard the health, welfare, integrity, safety, and biosecurity of Thoroughbred racehorses in Southern Africa through the enforcement and implementation of regulatory policies in accordance with the Constitution and Rules of the NHA

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Position of the Deputy Head of Veterinary Policy with the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board available

2023 Sep 18

Position of the Deputy Head of Veterinary Policy with the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board available

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) is the regulatory body for horseracing in Ireland, responsible for the integrity and reputation of Irish racing and the licensing of its participants on an all-island basis.

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Registration Open for IFAR Webinar on Behaviour Change in Equine Welfare

2023 Sep 13

Registration Open for IFAR Webinar on Behaviour Change in Equine Welfare

The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) announced today that registration is now open for its webinar on the role of behaviour change in equine welfare planned for 24 October 2023

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Post available for a Director of Veterinary Services at the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA)

2023 Sep 08

Post available for a Director of Veterinary Services at the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA)

Post available for a Director of Veterinary Services at the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA)

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Position available for a Equine Safety & Integrity Veterinarian at Churchill Downs USA

2023 Sep 08

Position available for a Equine Safety & Integrity Veterinarian at Churchill Downs USA

Position available for a Equine Safety & Integrity Veterinarian at Churchill Downs USA

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Position available for a Compliance Veterinarian with the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority

2023 May 21

Position available for a Compliance Veterinarian with the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority

HISA seeks a Compliance Veterinarian who can support the Director of Equine Safety and Welfare to help ensure HISA’s critical veterinary initiatives are successful

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Opportunity for Regulatory Veterinarian is now available as we seek to grow our specialist teams in Hong Kong

2023 Apr 12

Opportunity for Regulatory Veterinarian is now available as we seek to grow our specialist teams in Hong Kong

Position Filled. …..By joining the Racing Division which drives Hong Kong as one of the leading horse racing jurisdictions, you will become part of the world-renowned team in uplifting the professional standards of horse racing.

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The Qatar Racing and equestrian Club is inviting applications for a Regulatory Veterinary Officer

2023 Mar 27

The Qatar Racing and equestrian Club is inviting applications for a Regulatory Veterinary Officer

The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) is inviting applications for a Regulatory Officer, responsible for regulatory, integrity and equine welfare leadership of the Equine Industry in Qatar.

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The Qatar Racing and equestrian Club is inviting applications for a Head Regulatory Veterinary Officer

2023 Mar 27

The Qatar Racing and equestrian Club is inviting applications for a Head Regulatory Veterinary Officer

The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) is inviting applications for a Head Regulatory Officer, responsible for regulatory, integrity and equine welfare leadership of the Equine Industry in Qatar.

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The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) is calling for research proposals for 2023

2023 Mar 08

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) is calling for research proposals for 2023

The RMTC is soliciting proposals from qualified researchers for focussed research projects in 2023

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Replay Videos Available from the Seventh IFAR Conference

2023 Mar 08

Replay Videos Available from the Seventh IFAR Conference

The PowerPoint presentations and video replays from the seventh International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) are now available on the IFAR website.

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Lead Veterinarians (Equine / Canine / Regulatory)

2023 Jan 23

Lead Veterinarians (Equine / Canine / Regulatory)

Each role provides expert advice and services to the Commission and the industry to ensure veterinary and animal care services including sample collection, are delivered in accordance with the Rules of Racing.

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Pre-ICRAV Veterinary Workshop

2023 Jan 17

Pre-ICRAV Veterinary Workshop

The two-day Veterinary Workshop will allow delegates to update their knowledge and skills in the area of equine kinematics and lameness assessment

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RegVet CE 2023:  BEST PRACTICES – The Racing Regulatory Veterinarian

2023 Jan 11

RegVet CE 2023: BEST PRACTICES – The Racing Regulatory Veterinarian

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium’s annual in-person veterinary continuing education event will return March 13 – 14, 2023 at Gulfstream Park in Hallendale Beach, FL

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Program for the Seventh International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses Announced

2022 Dec 02

Program for the Seventh International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses Announced

The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) has announced the program for its seventh conference, which will take place in conjunction with the 39th Asian Racing Conference (ARC), organized by the Asian Racing Federation (ARF).

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Position available for the HIWU Director of Equine Medical Resources

2022 Nov 01

Position available for the HIWU Director of Equine Medical Resources

Position available for a Director of Equine Medical Resources with the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit

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Seventh International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses to be held as part of 2023 Asian Racing Conference in Melbourne

2022 Oct 26

Seventh International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses to be held as part of 2023 Asian Racing Conference in Melbourne

The seventh International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) will be held in conjunction with the 39th Asian Racing Conference (ARC), which is scheduled to take place 14-19 February 2023, in Melbourne, Australia.

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Drug Free Sport International has a position available for a HIWU Testing Operations Manager

2022 Oct 13

Drug Free Sport International has a position available for a HIWU Testing Operations Manager

The HIWU Testing Operations Manager is a key contributor to the strategic operations of the HIWU Testing Program, a division of Drug Free Sport International.

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ICRAV 2023 in Hong Kong

2022 Sep 17

ICRAV 2023 in Hong Kong

The 23rd ICRAV will be held from 17 to 24 September 2023 in Hong Kong, China…..

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Webinar Series – Veterinary Surgeon as an Expert Witness

2022 Sep 07

Webinar Series – Veterinary Surgeon as an Expert Witness

This course also covers the RCVS advice regarding expert witnesses and how to prepare an investigative visit, collect evidence, handle notes, and prepare statements.

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Position available for a new Deputy Head of Veterinary Operations with the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board

2022 Jul 14

Position available for a new Deputy Head of Veterinary Operations with the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board

Position available for a new Deputy Head of Veterinary Operations with the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board…

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Veterinary Services Manager position available at Racing Victoria

2022 Jul 06

Veterinary Services Manager position available at Racing Victoria

We have an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Services manager to join the RV team. Reporting to the GM of Veterinary Services, the primary purpose of this role is to be responsible for the end-to-end management of Veterinary Services

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Chief Veterinary Officer with the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission

2022 Jul 04

Chief Veterinary Officer with the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission invites applications for the role of a Chief Veterinary Officer. The Chief Veterinary Officer is a key leadership role within the Commission.

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Racing Victoria is looking for a suitably qualified General Manager in Equine Welfare

2022 Jul 04

Racing Victoria is looking for a suitably qualified General Manager in Equine Welfare

Racing Victoria is looking for a suitably qualified General Manager in Equine Welfare.The General Manager – Equine Welfare is responsible for safeguarding the integrity of the sport through ….

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11th International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology – 2022

2022 Jun 26

11th International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology – 2022

ICEEP 11 will be held in Uppsala, Sweden, Sunday June 26 to Friday July 1, 2022.

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2022 Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Returns to Keeneland

2022 Jun 22

2022 Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Returns to Keeneland

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that it will host the 10th Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit on June 22, 2022, at Keeneland.

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ARCI Conference to Spotlight Racing, Sport Regulation

2022 Apr 11

ARCI Conference to Spotlight Racing, Sport Regulation

The 2022 annual conference of the ARCI will focus on issues and details surrounding implementation of the US Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act.

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RegVet CE 2022

2022 Apr 11

RegVet CE 2022

RegVet CE is an educational conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians, presented by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC)…..

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International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses to Again Host Virtual Series in April 2022

2022 Apr 05

International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses to Again Host Virtual Series in April 2022

The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) announced today that it will be hosting its sixth forum as a series of two virtual webinars in April.

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Position available for Industry Racing Regulatory Veterinary Surgeon in South Australia

2021 Dec 20

Position available for Industry Racing Regulatory Veterinary Surgeon in South Australia

Applications are invited for the position of Industry Regulatory Veterinarian based in Adelaide. The position reports to the General Manager Integrity/Chairman of Stewards …

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Veterinary Operations Manager at The Irish Horseracing Board

2021 Dec 08

Veterinary Operations Manager at The Irish Horseracing Board

Working in the senior veterinary team, with responsibility for office and field-based professionals, the Senior Veterinary Officer will …

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Veterinary Surgeon at the National Horseracing Authority in South Africa

2021 Dec 08

Veterinary Surgeon at the National Horseracing Authority in South Africa

The National Horseracing Authority in South Africa is inviting applications for a regional regulatory veterinary surgeon in Kwa-Zulu Natal ….

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Employment Opportunity as Official Veterinarian with Racing NSW

2020 Sep 15

Employment Opportunity as Official Veterinarian with Racing NSW

Applications are invited for the position of Official Veterinarian based in Sydney…

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Regulatory Veterinarian (2 Positions) with Racing Victoria

2019 Jun 27

Regulatory Veterinarian (2 Positions) with Racing Victoria

Racing Victoria (RV) is one of Australia’s leading sporting…

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Equine Welfare Manager

2018 Jul 16

Equine Welfare Manager

We are looking for Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified…

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Fellowship Program – Musculoskeletal Pathology of Racehorses at UC Davis

2018 Jan 04

Fellowship Program – Musculoskeletal Pathology of Racehorses at UC Davis

The California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS)…

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Position of Chief Veterinary Officer available with The Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission

2017 Dec 16

Position of Chief Veterinary Officer available with The Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission

The NSW Government is seeking to appoint a Chief Veterinary Officer…

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Opening in Veterinary Regulation and International Liaison Department of HKJC for position of Equine Welfare Officer

2017 May 19

Opening in Veterinary Regulation and International Liaison Department of HKJC for position of Equine Welfare Officer

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is invitaing application for a position of Equine…

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Newsletters

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The IGSRV produces a newsletter for members twice yearly with information and reports and contributions from the Executive Committee.

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Conference Proceedings

MEMBER/PUBLIC

Proceedings from the International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians are published every two years after each conference.

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Teaching Resources

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Here you will find resources that can be used for training and continual professional development of regulatory race track veterinarians.

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Jobs and Opportunities

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Check out job opportunities that are available for regulatory veterinarians worldwide

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Welfare Statement

Position available for an Official Veterinarian and Welfare Officer with Racing New South Wales

Good Horsemanship

The housing, feeding and training of racehorses should be compatible with good horsemanship and must not compromise their welfare. Any practices which cause physical or mental suffering, whether in stables, training or racing, should not be tolerated.

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SignUp to Join the IGSRV

The IGSRV place the horse first and promote the welfare of horses in racing; promote the integrity of horse racing; advise racing administrators on the control of diseases in horses; act with AORC to promote the control of drugs in race horses; organize meetings and an international conference in association with AORC; promote veterinary science in the rules governing horse racing; and promote research on equine diseases and drug metabolism that are important to horse racing.