The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission is accepting applications for employment for Commission Veterinarian. This employee examines horses in the morning on rounds and on the race track during the afternoon. Here are the duties of the Commission Veterinarian: ? The Commission Veterinarian conducts pre-race examinations on horses scheduled to race and helps maintain commission files documenting examination history of horses running at Delaware Park. ? Observe horses running on the race track during the afternoon and attend injured horses if necessary; In the event of an injury, immediately make an assessment and stabilize the horse if possible ? Help load the horse in ambulance and attend while horse is transported to its barn ? Complete an examination of each horse scheduled to run in the day’s races and recommend scratching a horse if unsound, injured or ill ? Help maintain commission files documenting history of horses running at Delaware Park ? Stay informed and up to date regarding safety and welfare issues affecting horses in the industry and veterinary practices.
Qualifications: ? DVM or VMD degree. ? Ability to become licensed by the Delaware Veterinary Board. ? At least 2 years of experience in Equine Practice or equivalent. ? Excellent administration skills; Excellent interpersonal skills; Ethical, honest and professional qualities. ? Able to be firm on decisions.
Salary and medical benefit package are competitive with the Mid-Atlantic region. This position is not pension eligible and there is no paid leave. Responsibility time frame – May to late October. Interested parties that meet or exceed the aforementioned qualifications should send their resume to:
John F. Wayne Executive Director Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, 777 Delaware Park Boulevard Wilmington, Delaware 19804.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
About Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission serves as the primary regulatory body for thoroughbred racing in the state of Delaware.