Thursday, May 23, 2013


The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) provides some £1.6m of funding annually for the advancement of veterinary science and education. It has appointed a Veterinary Advisory Committee (VAC) to advise it on its veterinary interests, with the aim to improve the health and welfare of the racing or breeding Thoroughbred horse.


The VAC is comprised of scientists and veterinary clinicians able to provide expertise throughout the scope of the veterinary investment. The VAC is currently seeking to appoint an equine veterinary clinician member with the ability to:

  • interpret and assess research applications across a range of clinical disciplines, particularly orthopaedics, musculoskeletal injury, diagnostic techniques, dermatology and/or nutrition;
  • evaluate the relevance and impact of research proposals and outcomes on the racing Thoroughbred;
  • translate scientific outcomes to inform communications with stakeholders;
  • participate in Thoroughbred industry consultation groups.


The VAC usually meets in London twice a year, including one overnight stay. In addition, one or two half day consultation group meetings may be held in London, supplemented by telephone conferences as required. An honorarium and expenses are paid.


Expressions of interest are invited.


For an informal discussion and further information on the role please contact Stephanie McIntosh, Veterinary Science & Education Manager at HBLB at or 0207 802 3885 before 1st July 2013.



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