State Veterinarian Temporary (Pocono Downs Racetrack)
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Type: Part Time
Salary: 400.00 Daily
The Department of Agriculture, Pocono Downs Racetrack, is seeking a licensed veterinarian position to provide professional veterinary expertise in regulatory medicine and perform test barn activities (pre-race and post-race detention barn). If you are a board-certified veterinarian who enjoys working around horses, apply now!
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The role entails providing professional veterinary expertise in the field of regulatory medicine for thoroughbred and/or standardbred racetracks. In addition to this, the position oversees all activities related to the test barn, ensuring the proper collection and processing of blood and urine samples, as well as maintaining accurate records. In this role, you will be responsible for drawing blood samples and supervising the activities of other personnel in the test barn. Furthermore, you will supervise pre-race activities such as blood gas testing and closely observe the horses to determine their fitness for racing. The position also involves maintaining the chain of custody for both the horses and the samples collected. Adhering to the rules, policies, and procedures set by the PA Racing Commission is of utmost importance in order to uphold the integrity of the racing industry and ensure the welfare of the horses.
Work schedule is vendor controlled and is determined by the racing schedule.
Salary:This position is per diem; the daily rate of pay is $400.00.
You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY
QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:
Graduation from a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Medical Doctor program.
Possession of a valid license to practice veterinary medicine as issued by a State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
Post Employment Requirement:
If the employee is not licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Pennsylvania, he/she must obtain Pennsylvania licensure within twelve (12) months of being hired.
You must be able to perform essential job functions.
How to Apply:
Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.
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