Examining Veterinarian - New York

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) seeks a full time Examining Veterinarian.


  • 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.
  • Administrative skills; Good interpersonal skills; Highly ethical, honest and professional; Able to be firm on decisions.
  • Ability to become licensed by the New York Gaming Commission and to obtain a New York Veterinary license.
  • Must be able to work a racing schedule and relocate to Saratoga Springs for 7 weeks in the summer (travel stipend provided).
Accepting Application Dates: 
September 29, 2019 to December 29, 2019
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PO Box 90
Jamaica, NY 11550
Phone: 7186592379
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