Monday 20th July 2015

HBLB's Veterinary Advisory Committee Expressions of Interest


The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) provides some £1.8m 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 Thoroughbred horse during racing, rearing or breeding.

The VAC is comprised of scientists and veterinary clinicians able to provide expertise throughout the scope of the veterinary investment.  The VAC is planning to appoint one new member to fill a vacancy commencing at the beginning of March 2016.   The VAC is seeking a scientist with a musculoskeletal specialism with the ability to:

  • interpret and assess research applications across a range of clinical and scientific disciplines relevant to the horse;

  • translate scientific outcomes to inform communications with stakeholders;

  • engage in additional responsibilities ranging across industry consultation, and assessment and review of education awards.

    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 please contact Annie Dodd, Grants Manager at HBLB, on or 020 7333 0043 before 30th August 2015.