Industry Veterinarian (As per award)

Job posted: 12/10/2020
Applications close: 08/11/2020 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Greyhound Racing Victoria

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Reference: VG/1488786

Reference: VG/1488786

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) is the statutory authority responsible for regulating, conducting and promoting greyhound racing in Victoria, a sport that annually generates around $400 million in economic activity and over $2 billion in wagering and directly involves over 15,000 people. GRV is committed to attracting, selecting and retaining the best calibre of people to achieve the highest level of performance and behavioural standards required for each position. This will help GRV to professionally regulate, conduct and promote greyhound racing and welfare in Victoria with integrity and care, and to ensure an engaging, ethical and sustainable sport. Our vision is “Victorian Greyhound Racing is a vibrant, entertaining and thriving sport with animal welfare at its heart.”

  • The opportunity to join an industry leading sports organisation
  • Join a dynamic and friendly team
  • Full-time (ongoing) but part-time may be considered
  • Salary range based on full-time employment $70,000 to $90,000 gross p.a. plus 9.5% super
  • State-wide jurisdiction, with travel and overnight stays when required - regional base may be considered
  • Shared weekend and night race meetings when required - shift loading may apply
  • Fully maintained vehicle, laptop and mobile phone - including reasonable private 


The integrity of racing and the welfare of the industry's number one stakeholder, the greyhound, are significant components of the strategic priorities of GRV. The Industry Veterinarian will join an expanding team of six full-time veterinarians that perform various veterinary roles across the industry to help maintain the integrity of the sport and promote animal welfare.

The responsibilities of this position will encompass (although not be strictly limited to):

  • performing the on-track veterinary role at race meetings across Victoria;
  • conducting animal welfare visits with Stewards particularly where welfare concerns warrant attendance;
  • assisting in the delivery of a systematic program of out-of-competition sampling for banned substances in greyhounds;
  • conducting random unannounced kennel visits to verify illness/injury to greyhounds scratched on raceday and to ensure the health and welfare of all greyhounds;
  • professionally presenting evidence to inquiries and appeals conducted by GRV Stewards, VRT and VCAT; and
  • assisting in the ongoing development and implementation of animal welfare related policies and educational material across the organisation.


To apply, please go to the vacancies on careers.vic.gov.au website, search Greyhound Racing Victoria and select the position and click ‘apply now'.  All applications must include a cover letter addressing the position description and objectives together with a copy of your resume by close of business Sunday 8th November 2020. For further information please contact Steve Karamatic, Chief Veterinarian on (03) 8329 1100.

GRV is an EEO employer

GRV's Values: Respect – Integrity – Transparent – Collaborative – Safety – Responsive – Progressive

All offers of Employment will be subject to a satisfactory police check

All employees must reside in Australia and have the right to work in Australia

Industry Veterinarian (As per award)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

As per award


Steve Karamatic | on (03) 8329 1100

Industry Veterinarian (As per award)