The Stronach Group (TSG) Veterinarian Team’s role is to promote horse safety and welfare.
The Association Veterinarian will work with the Regulatory and Association Veterinarian teams at Golden Gate to perform pre-race examinations, observe official works, and assist in the management of the CHRB Veterinarian’s List for horses at Golden Gate Fields.
This position is paid per diem. The typical schedule is 6:00 am through 11:00 am, Thursday through Sunday, and may include holiday Mondays as required.
Association Veterinarian Duties
Pre-race examinations, including evaluation of lameness, observation of the horse at a jog, physical examination and data entry of findings.
Following process to work horses of the California Horse Racing Board Veterinarian’s List, including pre- and post-work exams, monitoring the horse during the work and post-work sample collection.
· Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an accredited US college required.
· California Veterinary Medical Board License or ability to become licensed.
· California Horse Racing Board License or ability to become licensed.
· Membership in the AAEP preferred.
· Minimum 3 years as a veterinarian.
· Racetrack experience preferred but not required; training will be provided.
· 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 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.
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.