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Veterinary Clerk

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  • August 17, 2022

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

Operations Division / Regulatory Compliance Branch

Position Term: Contract (to December 2022)

Salary Range: $25.19 – $27.99 per hour

Note: contract employees will also receive 4% vacation pay and another 4% for statutory holiday pay and will also have the option to join the pension plan administered through OPTrust or opt out of joining the pension plan and receive 4% in lieu.

Area of Search: Within a 40 km radius of identified racetracks. Applicants beyond a 40 km radius may be considered.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is responsible for regulating the alcohol, gaming, horse racing and private cannabis retail sectors in accordance with the principles of honesty and integrity, and in the public interest. We are looking for a Veterinary Clerk to provide onsite support for horse racing Veterinary Services functions at Woodbine, Fort Erie and Ajax, and occasionally at Standardbred racetracks in Ontario.

Reporting to the Manager of Veterinary Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

·         Assisting Commission and Official Veterinarians in pre-race examination by recording specific details of observations and notifying appropriate parties.

·         Recording pre-race exam vet findings of each horse examined and entering information into the applicable computer system (e.g., iAGCO, Track Manager, etc.).

·         Generating reports from computer systems of all horses competing each day for veterinarians.

·         Processing all Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) submissions.

·         Identifying and verifying horses carded to be treated with furosemide and generating race day administration files.

·         Corresponding with the race office on any discrepancies or changes with respect to the delinquent report.

·         Providing iAGCO support and assistance to horse people.

·         Providing assistance to Racing Officials, Commission Veterinarians and/or other on-site AGCO personnel, as required.

Ideally, candidates will possess:

·         Strong computer skills with an aptitude for learning new systems

·         Excellent customer service skills with the ability to assist end-users in understanding how to use an online service portal

·         The ability to exercise sound judgement and make complex decisions under pressure

·         General knowledge of the AGCO’s Rules of Racing, the Horse Racing Licence Act, 2015 and its regulations would be an asset

·         Strong understanding of racehorse care and handling

·         Strong written communication skills with attention to detail

·         The ability to work independently

·         The ability to travel to meetings and assigned racetracks in the Province, as required

·         The flexibility to work variable hours and weekends (work on statutory holidays may occasionally be required)

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada and will be subject to a criminal background check.

NOTE: The AGCO has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all staff, including prospective new employees, be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals with valid medical or other human rights-based exemptions will be considered for appropriate accommodation within the policy.

To apply to this vacancy, please submit your application online at our Careers Webpage, located at, by Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

The AGCO is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer.

The AGCO has the responsibility to lead by example in advancing racial equity and to build a diverse, inclusive, accessible and respectful workplace where every employee has a voice and the opportunity to fully contribute. To this effect, you are encouraged to reflect upon the diversity you would bring to the role within your application including, but not limited to, individuals identifying with one or more of the under-represented groups identified within Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process is available upon request.

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