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.
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.
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).
New York Racing Association offers a competitive salary and benefit package and the opportunity to be part of the rich tradition that defines New York thoroughbred racing.
The New York Racing Association, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit company that owns and operates the three largest racetracks in New York: Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga. Last year, more than two million people attended the races at NYRA tracks and enjoyed the finest quality of thoroughbred racing in the world.
NYRA is the cornerstone of New York's Thoroughbred racing industry, which provides 17,000 jobs and $1.4 billion in annual impact on the New York State economy. Last year, NYRA's Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course were ranked first and second, respectively, among all North American racetracks in average daily purse distribution. NYRA is a private, not-for-profit, non-dividend paying corporation governed by a Board of Directors, whose members receive no compensation or dividends. Since its inception, NYRA has contributed more than $3 billion in direct tax revenue to the State of New York.