3379. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Racing and Gaming:
I refer to the equipment that the on track veterinarians at the Mandurah and Cannington racetracks bring with them, and I ask:
(a) how does Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) ensure that the on track veterinarian is able to provide a sufficient level of care for the dogs, without providing any equipment for the veterinarians;
(b) does RWWA require a minimum level of equipment for the on track veterinarian to bring with them to the track and to the veterinary rooms;
(c) if yes to (b), will the Minister please table that list; and
(d) if no to (b), why not?
Hon Alannah MacTiernan replied:
(a) Veterinarians in Western Australia must be registered with the Veterinary Surgeon’s Board of Western Australia and adhere to standards of professional conduct as required within the Veterinary Surgeon’s Act. All veterinarians contracted to provide services at Western Australian race meetings must accordingly be registered and meet the required professional standards as required by the above. In addition to the above contracted veterinarians are selected for their experience and knowledge of greyhounds.
(c) Not applicable.
(d) Refer to (a).