Racing Victoria has taken steps to help increase industry standards and improve licensee accountability by introducing a veterinary permit.

The introduction of the veterinary permit means that licensed trainers must use a permitted veterinarian for any veterinary services provided to a horse under their care that is in training and/or competing in Victoria.

The full Veterinary Permit Policy, which outlines a permitted veterinarian’s obligations and RV Stewards’ powers under the Rules of Racing can be accessed by clicking here.

To apply for or renew a Veterinary Permit click here.

If you have any questions about the Veterinary Permit Application process, please email our licensing team at