Taking a stand: Racing NSW chief executive Peter V'landys.Taking a stand: Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys. Photo: Anthony Johnson

Equine Veterinarians Australia vice-president Ian Fulton claims not one of the NSW-based members he has spoken to is willing to submit to Racing NSW’s new licensing mandate as the gulf between the two parties widens.

On Wednesday, Racing NSW began their long-held wish of licensing all vets practising in thoroughbred racing and will use a two-month period to brief practitioners across the state.

The EVA – a special focus group of the Australian Veterinary Association – has more than 360 members in NSW and has been at loggerheads with the racing authority for years over the measure. Racing NSW won a Supreme Court decision allowing them to forge ahead with licensing early last year.