Industry Veterinarian

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.'
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Department: Greyhound Racing Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1428522
Closing Date: 11-Dec-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD Industry Veterinarian Oct 2019.pdf (PDF, 222KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Steven Karamatic
on (03) 8329 1128

Position Details

    • The opportunity to join an industry leading sports organisation
    • Join a dynamic and friendly team
    • West Melbourne – Close to Flagstaff Station
    • Full time – ongoing
    • Fully maintained Vehicle, including reasonable private use
    • Mobile phone, including reasonable private use

    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 five 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 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 Wednesday 20th November 2019.  For further information please contact Steve Karamatic, Chief Veterinarian on (03) 8329 1128.

    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

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