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Equine Veterinarian, Finger Lakes Gaming

Posted January 14, 2022

Delaware North at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
Farmington, NY
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The Opportunity 

Delaware North Gaming is searching for an Equine Veterinarian to join our team at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in Farmington, New York. In this role you will be responsible for monitoring the health of equines entered into races at our facility.

  • Ensure all New York State Gaming Commission regulations and procedures are being followed.
  • Performs pre-race examinations to determine racing soundness.
  • Monitors live racing in the paddock and starting gate.
  • Maintain veterinarian records on individual horses with information obtained from pre-race exams, live racing or track requirements.
  • Exercise with good judgement the ability to place a horse on the Vets List, and recommend to the stewards the placement of horses on the Stewards List.
  • If deemed necessary, prohibit any horse considered "unfit" from racing until the horse is back in good health.
  • Follows and observes the racing horses, and examines any mounts which appear to be in physical distress after the race.
  • Assists with the procedures used to control contagious and infectious illnesses to protect the health and safety of horses and jockey.
  • Perform emergency treatment during live racing.
  • Responsible for reporting any illness and injuries.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in New York State.
  • Must have working knowledge of drug testing methods: veterinary medicine as it pertains to horses.
  • Racetrack and thoroughbred experience required.
  • Ability to be licensed by New York State Gaming Commission.
  • Weekends, Holidays and swing shift work may be required.
  • Intermediate computer skills with Windows platform, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, e-mail and Internet.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Exposed to outdoor weather conditions in all seasons, including variable temperatures and wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Noise level may be moderate-to-high.
  • Work around thoroughbred horses.
Who We Are 

At Delaware North, you’ll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it’s in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there’s no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision and grow with us.

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.

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Delaware North at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

5857 NEW YORK 96
Farmington, NY 14425

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Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, owned and operated by Delaware North, features more than 1,500 video gaming machines and brings the thrill of live thoroughbred racing from April to November and year-round simulcast wagering on thoroughbred and harness racing from across the country. Finger Lakes presents various dining options, including a large buffet and gorgeous feature bar Remedy, and a summer concert series.