CHIEF EXAMINING VETERINARIAN
plus 1 EXAMINING VET
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The New York Racing Association was founded in 1955 and is franchised to run thoroughbred racing at New York's three major tracks (Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course) through 2033. With a lineage of nearly 150 years, NYRA serves as the cornerstone of New York State's thoroughbred industry, which contributes more than $2 billion annually to its urban, suburban and rural economy.
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CHIEF EXAMINING VET
The New York Racing Association, Inc. seeks a Chief Examining Veterinarian to assist with supervising the NYRA Veterinary Department. The Department includes the Examining Veterinarians, Lasix Veterinarians and Vet Assistants. The Chief Examining Veterinarian will help manage and perform daily operations namely: pre-race examinations, Lasix administration, out-of-competition and blood/gas sampling and on-track emergency duty; In addition, the Chief Examining Veterinarian will help to manage recording and reporting of pre-race exam findings, injury reports and death certificates.
- Work with Staff Veterinarians and Veterinary Department Director to complete an examination of each horse scheduled to run in each day’s races and gives clearance for each horse to run or scratches a horse if unsound, injured or ill;
- Follow up on injured horses and submits deceased horses for necropsy as needed;
- Inform Stewards of horses scratched for unsoundness or injury;
- Seek to improve NYRA and industry standards in the treatment of racehorses and the care racehorses receive;
- Assist with any safety/integrity initiatives.
- 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.