The New York Racing Association, Inc.

Examining Veterinarian

US-NY-Ozone Park
ID
2017-1551
Aqueduct Racetrack (only)
Position Type
Full-Time Regular

Job Overview

Observes race horses in the morning on rounds and on the racetrack in the afternoon. Completes pre-race examinations for horses scheduled to race; Helps to maintain department files documenting examination history of horses running at NYRA.

 

Responsibilities

  •  Observes horses running on the racetrack in the afternoon. Attends injured horses if necessary;
  • In the event of injury, immediately makes an assessment and stabilizes the horse if possible;
  • Helps load the horse in ambulance. Attends injured horse in the equine ambulance while transported back to barn;
  • Along with the other NYRA veterinarians, completes an examination of each horse scheduled to run in the day’s races. Recommends scratching a horse if unsound, injured, or ill;
  • Helps to maintain department files documenting examination history of horses running at NYRA;
  • Stays informed and up to date regarding safety and welfare issues affecting horses in the industry, veterinary practices, etc.

 

Qualifications

  • DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree.
  • At least 2 years of experience in Equine Practice or the equivalent e.g. internship.
  • Administrative skills; Good interpersonal skills; Highly ethical, honest and professional; Able to be firm on decisions.
  • Must be able to work a racing schedule and relocate to Saratoga Springs for 7 weeks in the summer (travel stipend provided).

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