Veterinary / Who we are
Veterinary Services in NSW
Vets will be based full-time at five regional centres as follows:
Northern Rivers: Dr Kasia Hunter
Dr Kasia joins GWIC on 1st July having worked as an OTV since 2017. She has an interest in facilitating and improving veterinary services to the Greyhound Industry in line with current best-practice and evidence-based veterinary knowledge. Prior to working with GRNSW, Kasia managed clinical trials at a large Australian research facility and co-authored scientific peer-reviewed papers for veterinary journals. Kasia also worked previously for Local Land services in the North Coast region as a district veterinarian and has also worked in private practice including an internship at Randwick Equine Centre.
Metropolitan: Dr Timothy Crisp
Dr Tim joins GWIC on 1st July having returned to the Greyhound racing industry in 2016 as an OTV after more than 20 years away from the industry managing a busy private practice, working in emergency and critical care veterinary hospitals and acting as a member of the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW including as Chairman of the Veterinary Practitioners Board Complaints Committee. He has extensive clinical and Greyhound racetrack experience both in Australia and internationally, and he prides himself on a strong commitment to animal welfare.
South Coast: Dr Aaron Lewis
Dr Aaron joins GWIC on 1st July having worked as an OTV since 2017. He has spent several years officiating at Harness Racing events and working in small animal and equine private practice. Aaron has a strong interest in racing medicine and injury management. He also works with the Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) program due to his passion for greyhound welfare, and he has an evolving interest in post-racing rehabilitation of Greyhounds.
Central West: Dr Fiona Pinder
Dr Fiona joins GWIC on 1st July having worked as an OTV for over five years and doing extensive work on the initiation and management of injury data reporting for GRNSW. She has a strong focus on canine sports injury management and rehabilitation and a commitment to Greyhound welfare. Fiona also spends time working with the Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) program.
Chief Veterinary Officer: Dr Michelle Ledger
Dr Michelle has a strong interest in animal health and welfare and is currently completing a Masters in Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law via the University of Edinburgh. She comes from a horse racing regulatory background, having worked as a Manager of Veterinary Services at Racing Victoria for three years, and a prior five years as a regulatory vet at The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa. Michelle has also spent several years working in busy private practice in both small animal and equine race track and sporting horse practice. She served a three year term on the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee for the Minister for Agriculture in Victoria. Michelle has a solid commitment to improving public confidence in Greyhound racing by delivering excellent welfare standards for all Greyhounds and engaging in evidence-based policy making.