Under the direction of the Director of Operations, responsible for monitoring the health of equines entered into races, in accordance with New York State Gaming Commission, Company’s applicable Operational Standards and GuestPath Universal Service Standards.
Ensure all New York State Gaming Commission regulations and procedures are being followed
Responsible for reporting any illness and injuries, issues certificates of fitness
Examine all horses before they enter their first race (at the meet) to determine their soundness and fitness for racing. (The Racing Vet may prohibit any horse he or she considers "unfit" from racing until such time as the horse gains a good condition.)
Accompanies the horses from the paddock through the parade to the starting gate, reporting to the stewards any horse in questionable physical condition
Follows and observes (from the ambulance) the racing horses, and examines any mounts which appear to be in physical distress after the race. (The Racing Vet has the authority to have a horse placed on the Vets List, and is expected to recommend to the stewards the placement of horses on the Stewards List.)
Administer emergency treatment to racing horses in the event of an accident or injury. This vet has the authority to humanely destroy - on the spot - any animal which is, in his or her opinion, injured beyond repair
Maintain all medical reports, and any other documentation required by racing regulations or track requirements
Monitors Test barn operations, trains and directs assistants to secure samples and ensure proper identification of samples
Directs the procedures used to control contagious and infectious illnesses to protect the health and safety of horses and jockeys
Administers and directs the Racing Commission’s participation in the drug testing quality assurance program to ensure drug free racing
Follows all policies and procedures of the company
Have appropriate skills to deal with guest complaints and help defuse difficult, and sometimes emotionally charged, situations to maintain the guest's goodwill and respect.
Treats each person, customer or associate as an individual and in a professional manner
Education and Experience:
Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in New York State
Must have working knowledge of drug testing methods: veterinary medicine as it pertains to horses
Racetrack and thoroughbred experience required
Ability to be licensed by New York State Gaming Commission
Intermediate computer skills including word-processing, spreadsheets, routine database and e-mail
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to perform tasks independently
Ability to understand and follow OSHA guidelines
Ability to adhere to GuestPath’s Universal Service Standards
Manual dexterity sufficient to maneuver around horses
Ability to stand, crouch, and climb to perform duties
Ability to lift, push and pull up to50 pounds
Visual acuity sufficient for knowing activity in surroundings
Environmental Working Conditions:
Exposed to outdoor weather conditions in all seasons, including variable temperatures and wet and/or humid conditions
Noise level may be moderate to high
Work around Thoroughbred Horses
This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.
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