13 November 2017

Opportunity to work in a corporate role; Be part of the new Equine Compliance & Welfare team.

About Us

Harness Racing Victoria (HRV), a statutory body, is responsible for the control, development and promotion of the Victorian harness racing industry. With strong links to rural and regional communities, we are committed to developing a vibrant and sustainable harness racing industry which promotes participation, integrity and racing excellence.  With over 400 race meetings per year at 28 tracks throughout Victoria, harness racing contributes $422m p.a. to the Victorian economy and employs approximately 4000 people.

The Opportunity

We are establishing an equine compliance and welfare unit within the HRV Integrity department and are seeking to fill a newly created full time veterinarian position.  We are looking for candidates, who are seeking to take the next step in their career and develop their equine knowledge and skills in an industry role.  Working under the supervision and direction of a Senior Veterinarian this is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new team that will be responsible for:


  • Equine welfare practices within the Australian Harness Racing Rules
  • Drug control program at race meetings
  • Out of competition drug testing
  • Assisting with education and promotion of equine welfare best practice
  • Microchipping

Given the nature of the racing industry, you will be required to travel regularly throughout regional Victoria and work flexible hours, including weeknights and weekends.

About you

Ideally, you will be:


  • Tertiary qualified in Veterinary Science eligible for registration in Victoria
  • A keen interest in equine practice
  • Be able to work collaboratively with stakeholders
  • Solid communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Able to work co-operatively as a member of a team

This role is a fantastic opportunity to continue to develop your skills and experience while contributing to the protection of integrity and animal welfare in the racing industry.



  • An opportunity to join a new and dynamic team and be on the forefront of equine welfare practices in the racing industry
  • Competitive remuneration including fully maintained company vehicle
  • Ongoing professional development and mentoring

For a confidential discussion please call HRV on 03 8378 0200.

Applications close 5.00pm 27 November 2017.

The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete background screening checks in accordance with company policy.