Track Veterinarian

Posting Date: September 7, 2021 at 5:06 pm

Position Location: Oaklawn Park – Hot Springs, AR

Position Type: Associate Veterinarian

Seasonal position available at Oaklawn Park (Nov 15, 2021 – May 8, 2022). Track veterinarians are licensed equine practitioners tasked with ensuring that all racehorses at a track are healthy and sound for competition. They will be employed by the racetrack and are not available for personal hire by trainers seeking veterinary care for their animals.

Track veterinarians observe horses during morning workouts, inspect entries in the paddock area before each race, and closely monitor the starting gate area as horses are loaded. They remain on call during live racing to attend to any injuries, emergencies, or late scratches in the paddock or gate area. They also notify the racing stewards and racing secretary of any horses that are not in proper condition for competition by placing them on the “Vet’s List.”

They also observe horses after each race for signs of lameness or exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (nasal bleeding).

If interested, contact Jason Milligan at 501-363-4301 or jmilligan@oaklawn.com

Contact Contact Email jmilligan@oaklawn.com if you’re interested in this position!

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