Title: Commission Veterinarian
Hiring Range: Up to $75,000
Agency: Virginia Racing Commission
Location: Virginia Racing Commission
Agency Website: https://www.vrc.virginia.gov/
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
The Virginia Racing Commission is vested with control of all horse racing with pari-mutuel wagering in the Commonwealth with plenary power to prescribe regulations and conditions under which such wagering and racing shall be conducted, so as to maintain horse racing in the Commonwealth of the highest quality and free from corrupt, incompetent, dishonest or unprincipled practices to maintain in such racing complete honesty and integrity.
To enforce laws and regulations pertaining to pari-mutuel horseracing in the Commonwealth, with an emphasis on the safety, health, and welfare of race horses. This includes, but is not limited to, providing the necessary expertise to: advising the Stewards on matters relating to safety, medication and drug testing; ensure compliance of racing regulations by attending veterinarians permitted by the commission; establish that racehorses are fit and ready for racing; oversee safety and integrity on the racetrack during live racing; assure honesty and impartiality in the day-to-day operation of the test barn; and represent the Virginia Racing Commission as needed at hearings, meetings or conferences related to horse racing.
Knowledge of veterinary medicine and regulatory programs related to horseracing; behavior and care of racehorses; pertinent animal laws; veterinary forensics and an overview of laboratory procedures as related to drug testing of racehorses. Excellent organizational skills; written and verbal communication skills; computer skills; and effective presentation skills.
Graduate Veterinarian with unrestricted license to practice in Virginia. Knowledge of veterinary medicine and regulatory programs related to horseracing; behavior and care of racehorses; pertinent animal laws; veterinary forensics and an overview of laboratory procedures as related to drug testing of racehorses. Experience in private practice in veterinary medicine and in regulatory medicine for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses. Bi-lingual in English and Spanish preferred.
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Requires early morning, evening, night and weekend duties.
Name: Debbie Wyatt-Smith
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