• Friday, 18 Aug, 2023,
  • by Peter Quilty

CEO Welfare Award – Dr Sue Collins

Veterinarian Dr Sue Collins has a “heart of gold” when it comes to animals – particularly greyhounds.

So, there was no more deserving winner when Sue proudly accepted the CEO Welfare Award at the 2023 Victorian Greyhound Awards.

Her proactive behaviour within the community to support the promotion and the breed of greyhounds is immense.

Sue has been a highly respected vet in the Victorian greyhound industry for more than 20 years.

She owned and operated a vet clinic in Bendigo for many years.

In some circles she is referred to as the “best greyhound vet out of the city” with top trainers travelling long distances for her services.

Sue currently works at the Shepparton Greyhound Racing Club’s on-track vet clinic and is on duty intermittently at the club’s race meetings.

She is renowned for taking injured greyhounds home from race meetings for rehabilitation before returning them to their trainers.

And she’s revered for going above and beyond in her role as a vet, including welcoming many former racers into her own home and assisting re-homing groups to find them their forever homes.


The CEO Welfare Award is awarded to a person for special our outstanding contribution to the welfare of greyhounds in Victoria.

Peter QuiltyPeter Quilty

Peter Quilty

Peter Quilty has more than three decades of experience as assistant editor of Victorian Greyhound Weekly. He was editor of GRV monthly magazine The Adviser (2001-09) and owner/publisher of Australian Greyhound Monthly. He also served on the selection panel for the inaugural GRV ‘Hall of Fame’ inductees and for several years was an adjudicator on the Victorian GOTY. He’s also published greyhound racing yearbooks and wrote the ‘Bold Trease’ video script.

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