The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) is seeking a Part-Time Veterinarian to work on select days at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.
Qualified candidates should have at least two years experience in equine practice and must hold a DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree. Familiarity with thoroughbred or standardbred racing and industry protocols is a plus. The successful candidate must hold a current NYS Veterinarian license or have the ability to become licensed.
The Veterinarian will administer Lasix to horses on race days, complete pre-race inspections for horses scheduled to race and make recommendations to scratch a horse if unsound, injured or ill. In addition, he/she will help to maintain department files documenting inspection history of horses running at NYRA.
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.