Veterinarian (As per award)

Job posted: 07/11/2022
Applications close: 07/12/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Greyhound Racing Victoria

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Reference: VG/GRV/AW/1670554

Reference: VG/GRV/AW/1670554

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Working with the Integrity Operations team in conducting kennel visits to assess animal welfare concerns. Contribute to the development and delivery of educational materials for GRV & industry participants.

Greyhound Racing Victoria 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 $3 billion in wagering and directly involves over 15,000 people. Our vision is “Victorian Greyhound Racing is a vibrant, entertaining and thriving sport with animal welfare at its heart".

GRV's Veterinary Services team is key in upholding the integrity of the industry through ensuring transparent and fair conduct of racing and protecting greyhound welfare. GRV Veterinarians are responsible for race meetings being conducted in accordance with the GRV Rules of Greyhound Racing and GRV policies and guidelines for participants.

Our Veterinarians have two key responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that all greyhounds are fit to compete at the race meetings and appropriately cared for
  • Working with the Integrity Operations team in conducting kennel visits to assess animal welfare concerns

This means our team will:

  • Assess nominated greyhounds to ensure they are in a fit state to compete
  • Complete relevant activities as required by the race meeting Chair, including taking samples/swabs from greyhounds
  • Conduct random examination of greyhounds scratched on race day
  • Provide emergency care when required
  • Attend to incidents involving injury promptly to minimise any discomfort to the dog
  • Assist the Integrity Operations team with conducting kennel visits to assess animal welfare concerns
  • Assist Investigative Stewards and race day panel Stewards in preparing reports and presenting evidence
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of educational materials for GRV employees and industry participants
  • Provide on the job coaching in welfare and integrity matters to GRV operational teams
  • Attend race meetings as rostered - the role requires flexible working with a combination of day, afternoon, evening and weekend shifts determined by the GRV race meeting schedule

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Five+ years of experience in veterinary practice
  • Degree in Veterinary Science, or equivalent
  • Registration with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria, or eligibility
  • Confidence to make and/or support and implement decisions even when it may be unpopular
  • Contemporary knowledge of animal welfare matters
  • Knowledge and understanding of greyhound or other animal racing, desirable
  • Knowledge of animal swabbing and prohibited substance detection, desirable
  • Ability to travel interstate with overnight stays

Interested? Apply today

To apply, go to the careers.vic.gov.au website, search Greyhound Racing Victoria, select the position and click ‘apply now'. Your application must include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (skills, knowledge, experience) and a copy of your resume. Applications close 7 December 2022.

For more information, contact Nicole Hassall, People & Culture Business Partner at nhassall@grv.org.au

Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) is committed to building a workplace that not only respects but embraces difference and sees diversity as an essential part of our success. GRV is an organisation that is driven by values and strives for a culture of inclusion where all people feel respected, valued, listened to, inspired and that they belong. 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.

Veterinarian (As per award)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

As per award


Nicole Hassall | nhassall@grv.org.au

Veterinarian (As per award)