Sunday, March 30, 2014

AVA Responds to NSW Court Decision on Vet Licensing

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) believes that a recent decision by the Supreme Court of New South Wales (NSW), allowing Racing NSW to license veterinarians in Thoroughbred racing, will be detrimental to the sport.
“We’re extremely disappointed that (the court) has decided that current legislation gives Racing NSW the power to implement the proposed licensing scheme,” said AVA President Ben Gardiner, BVSc, CMAVA. “Unfortunately we fear that this licensing scheme will be very detrimental to racing. Our members have already told us and Racing NSW that they will not participate in racing with a license creating confusion in a dual regulatory regime.
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