There is always at least one veterinary surgeon in attendance at every GBGB racecourse.

Their role is to check each greyhound before and after they race, monitor disease control and administer emergency care in the event that this becomes necessary.

Applying for a Vet Licence

In addition to their membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, these vets must be licensed directly with GBGB.

Currently, vets must apply for a licence attached to the track that they are employed by. For vets working across more than one track, multiple licences will be required.



If you are a qualified vet and want to become licensed for a GBGB racecourse, you will need to complete a Veterinary Surgeon Application.

This must be countersigned by the Racing Manager at the relevant racecourse.

Annual Veterinary Kennel Inspection

All Professional and Greyhound trainers are reminded to arrange for their Annual Veterinary Kennel Inspection to take place using the form that was enclosed with their 2019 licence cards, additional forms can be obtained from any Racing Office, from the GBGB office (0207 822 0927), or downloaded here.

The completed form must be returned to the GBGB office by the inspecting Veterinary Surgeon no later than Monday 2nd September 2019. Trainers should contact their Veterinary Surgeon as soon as practical to make an appointment. A copy of the report will be kept on file at the GBGB with a duplicate being held by the Area Stipendiary Steward.