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


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

About HISA: In December 2020, Congress passed a bill authorizing the Horseracing Integrity and
Safety Authority (HISA) as a private self-regulatory organization. HISA was created to
implement, for the first time, a national, uniform set of integrity and safety rules that are
applied consistently to every Thoroughbred racing participant and racetrack facility. The rules
and regulations drafted by HISA’s Racetrack Safety and Anti-Doping and Medication Control
Standing Committees are designed to enhance the safety and wellbeing of both horse and rider
while ensuring the integrity of the sport for the benefit of the industry, fans and bettors. A
safer, fairer sport will also be a more popular sport for generations to come.

Salary: Salary, Benefits, Paid Vacation

Hours: Variable; some weekends and holidays

Location: Remote or Lexington, KY; some travel

Job Description:

  • 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.


  • Outreach to Attending and Regulatory Veterinarians to identify areas that would benefit
    from technology enhancements or educational initiatives;
  • Audit and review of medical and regulatory records for compliance with HISA rules;
  • Facilitate the uniform implementation of HISA’s regulatory veterinary rules;
  • As part of HISA’s accreditation process, on-site review of and reporting on existing
    veterinary protocols at racetracks;
  • Respond to equine safety and welfare-related helpline questions;
  • Creating understandable and relevant content for stakeholder continuing education.

About You:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in equine regulatory work in any discipline
  • DVM, VMD, or foreign equivalent degree; actively licensed in at least one state
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Dynamic and proactive, nimble and comfortable in a fast-paced environment

Commitment to Mission and Shared Values:

  • A passion for and unwavering commitment to horse welfare and the merits of
    individuals working together for the well-being of the horseracing community.
  • Unquestioned personal and professional integrity, humility, and honesty; experience
    building a culture of transparency and collaboration.
  • Ability to not only manage the tentacles of the organization effectively and decisively
    but to also to do so with influence and inspiration rather than relying solely on
    positional power.
  • Experience with athletes and multiple constituencies coupled with a thorough
    understanding of the changing sports landscape.

Qualified applicants may email their resume and a cover letter to Niki Robb at niki.robb@hisaus.org. Please include “Application” and the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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