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


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

Racing NSW is the peak body for thoroughbred horse racing throughout NSW. Its responsibilities include commercial, regulatory, integrity and equine welfare leadership of the industry.

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

The position reports to the General Manager of Integrity and has responsibility of assisting the Chief Veterinary Officer in providing high level scientific and clinical veterinary expertise to safeguard the welfare of thoroughbred horses and the integrity of the NSW racing industry.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Officiating at race meetings by providing veterinary advice to stewards and trainers as well as first aid care of racehorses.
  • Conducting sampling process for Racing NSW testing drug testing programs and the supervision and monitoring of the sample collection process on race day.
  • The provision of industry advice in relation to veterinary, welfare and drug-related matters.
  • Assisting industry with matters that pertain to the welfare of thoroughbred horses.
  • Providing veterinary care to horses on the Racing NSW Welfare farms and assisting farms with veterinary advice.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A degree in veterinary science registrable in NSW (essential).
  • Experience working with thoroughbred horses (desirable).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to manage and supervise staff.
  • A strong sense of initiative and the ability to identify critical issues.
  • The ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • The capacity to work well under pressure to meet team objectives.
  • A current NSW Driver’s Licence.
  • A genuine interest in the welfare of racehorses.

Due to the inherent nature of the position, you will be required to work on a five out of seven-day roster basis, which includes weekend work. Short-listed applicants will undergo a probity check. The provision of disclosure statements and adherence to the Racing NSW Code of Conduct for its employees are necessary requirements.

Interested? Please outline details of your experience in a covering letter and provide your résumé by email to Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Carly Garling cgarling@racingnsw.com.au

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