Salary Range: $93,989 to $117,495, plus competitive group medical and dental benefits and pension plan
You can play a role to help protect the health and welfare
of racehorses in Ontario
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) – the regulator of horse racing in Ontario – is looking for a Manager of Veterinary Services.
The health and welfare of the racehorse and the safety of all participants are of paramount concern to the AGCO – and its efforts to protect racehorses are linked to the integrity of racing and the fairness of the sport.
This position will appeal to a veterinarian and/or a manager who has an exceptional track record of bringing multifaceted projects to completion, managing people and stakeholder relations.
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Veterinary Services, the Manager of Veterinary Services is responsible for the supervision of the AGCO Official Veterinarians at the racetrack. This ensures that the procedures and required reporting are followed to support equine health and safety and regulatory practices. Weekend and evening work will be required.
As a key member of the Regulatory Compliance Branch, Operations Division, your responsibilities include:
Supporting the maintenance of controls for the protection and health of racehorses.
Providing advice to the AGCO and its employees on matters related to Veterinary Services.
Supervising AGCO Veterinary programs.
Giving evidence at hearings, as required by the Race Officials or the AGCO.
Visiting racetracks to ensure AGCO standards are in place.
Managing the adoption of new business processes within iAGCO for Veterinary Services.
The successful candidate will bring:
Post-secondary education (DVM degree or equivalent) in veterinary medicine with related work experience (and be eligible to hold a licence from the College of Veterinarians of Ontario) and/or have considerable managerial training and experience.
Experience in project, issues and people management.
Knowledge of the Rules of Racing and its regulations.
Knowledge of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency’s (CPMA) Equine Drug Control Program.
Demonstrated knowledge of administrative protocols, office procedures and practices.
Strong information technology skills.
The highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity.
Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.
A proven ability to manage and supervise people.
A strong initiative and the ability to identify critical issues.
The ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
The capacity to work well under pressure to meet team objectives.