Residency - Official Racing Veterinarian with Racing Victoria

POSTED ON  |  21-02-2018

Racing Victoria
Job description
The Opportunity:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Resident – Official Racing Veterinarian to provide veterinary services (regulatory) including at race meetings, official trials, the Werribee International Horse Centre and required non-raceday inspections.


You will provide these raceday veterinary services (regulatory) along with expert advice to ensure that horses participating in thoroughbred racing in Victoria are physically suitable to compete and are presented for racing free of prohibited substances in accordance with the Rules of Racing. You will liaise with and provide advice to Stipendiary Stewards and other relevant industry stakeholders on issues pertaining to heath and welfare of thoroughbred horses and also with regard to their suitability to race.

You will develop in the role, contributing to veterinary services policy adherence and development, whilst completing a Masters in Veterinary Science.

About You:

You will be a degree qualified veterinarian, registerable in the State of Victoria, and you will have been for qualified for at least 3 years. You will have experience in veterinary practice, equine preferred, with the ability to make clinical decisions rapidly and under intense scrutiny.


Acting decisively, you will be able to anticipate risk, use effective judgement, prioritise work, delegate appropriately and communicate well to resolve complex problems and make potentially tough decisions. In your day to day work you model the highest standards of ethical behaviour and instil them in others.

Your ability to build and sustain strong relationships, engaging with, understanding and delivering solutions to a range of stakeholders, will also be important to the role. You will confidently present messages in a clear, concise and articulate manner to all stakeholders.

Importantly you will be physically and mentally capable of carrying out the duties required with the role.

For a detailed Position Description check the Racing Victoria Website.


If this sounds like you and you’d like to apply, please submit your cover letter and resume as well as answer the screening questions.

What can we offer you?

As well as a competitive remuneration package, a friendly team and an open-plan office environment, this role offers added benefits of working for RV:
  • industry tickets to race meetings every day of the year
  • on-site gym, café and free car parking
  • well-accessed by public transport both by train and tram
  • Paid Study Leave
  • Research Opportunities
  • In house training
  • Opportunity for 2-week international externship

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