The Stronach Group (TSG) Veterinarian Team’s role as Association Veterinarians is to promote horse safety and welfare.
The Senior Veterinarian in Maryland will work with the Chief Veterinary Officer, VP of Racing and Racing Department, Racing Officials, Attending Veterinarians, and Horsemen to ensure equine safety during racing and training.
This position will include execution of TSG procedures for monitoring and examining horses for all TSG Maryland facilities.
Senior Veterinarian Duties
Supervise consulting veterinarians employed by the racetrack.
Schedule veterinarians to ensure adequate coverage to observe morning workouts and provide veterinary coverage for races.
Assist Maryland Racing Commission Equine Medical Director with race day protocols as requested.
Perform pre-race examinations of horses, observe morning workouts and provide race day veterinary coverage in conjunction with Maryland Racing Commission veterinarians.
Assist trainers and private veterinarians with compliance with policies and house rules implemented by TSG in conjunction with the Chief Veterinary Officer.
Assist Chief Veterinary Officer with development of safety and welfare programs and procedures as directed.
Attend Maryland Racing Commission meetings as needed and advocate for TSG policies at those meetings.
Training of racetrack personnel for compliance with Veterinary SOPs.
Additional duties as assigned or needed at the discretion of the Chief Veterinary Officer.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an accredited US college required.
Maryland Veterinary License or ability to become licensed.
Maryland Racing Commission License or ability to become licensed.
Membership in the AAEP preferred.
Minimum 3 years as a veterinarian.
Minimum 2 years of direct experience working in thoroughbred racing industry.
Demonstrated expertise in making sound and valid decisions in high pressure situations.
Must be able to work effectively with peers, staff members, and regulatory agency personnel.
Strong computer skills to include effective working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.
Strong written and oral communication skills required.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl regularly throughout every work day. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus, including using binoculars to see objects at a distance; or decipher minute differences between objects.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risks associated with being outdoors such as extreme weather conditions (cold, heat, rain, storms). The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, including second-hand environmental smoke, dirt, and fumes. The noise level in the work environment varies from light to moderate. As a large animal vet, the individual must take extreme safety precautions due to the inherent risk of injury.
Licenses, Certifications, Registration
Requires a Professional (PMW) Occupational License as well as Maryland Veterinary license.
About The Stronach Group
The Stronach Group's role as Association Veterinarians is to promote horse safety and welfare at all TSG racing and training locations. We are committed to achieving the highest horse care and safety standards in Thoroughbred racing.