Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Position Number:  00176392

Description Activated On:  7/24/2023 10:53:41 AM

Position Purpose:
Describe the primary purpose of this position and how it contributes to the organizationís objectives. Example: Provides clerical and office support within the Division to ensure its operations are conducted efficiently and effectively. 

This position provides professional veterinary expertise in thoroughbred and/or standardbred racetrack regulatory medicine and supervises all test barn activities.

Description of Duties:
Describe in detail the duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Descriptions should include the major end result of the task. Example: Types correspondence, reports, and other various documents from handwritten drafts for review and signature of the supervisor.

Supervises test barn activities, including the collection and processing of blood and urine samples and all related record keeping.

Responsible for drawing blood samples and supervising all other test barn personnel.

Supervises pre-race activities including blood gas testing and observes horse to determine if they are fit to race.

Supervises and maintains chain of custody for horses and samples.

Applies PA Racing Commission rules of racing, policies and procedures consistently, in order to preserve the integrity of racing and safeguard the horses.

Decision Making:
Describe the types of decisions made by the incumbent of this position and the types of decisions referred to others. Identify the problems or issues that can be resolved at the level of this position, versus those that must be referred to the supervisor. Example: In response to a customer inquiry, this work involves researching the status of an activity and preparing a formal response for the supervisorís signature.

Determines if horses are physically fit and capable of safely racing.

Decides if injured horses need to be on the Vet's list and qualify before racing again.

Requirements Profile: Identify any specific experience or requirements, such as a licensure, registration, or certification, which may be necessary to perform the functions of the position. Position-specific requirements should be consistent with a Special Requirement or other criteria identified in the classification specification covering this position. Example: Experience using Java; Professional Engineer License


Current PA Veterinarian License

Licenses, registrations, or certifications:


Essential Functions
: Provide a list of essential functions for this position. Example: Transports boxes weighing up to 60 pounds.
 1. Read, interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
 2. Perform duties in a barn area around horses with exposure to dust, dirt and straw.
 3. Utilize computer programs to perform daily tasks.
 4. Maintain Professionalism at all times.
 5. Work independently and prioritize assignments.
 6. Communicate Effectively.
 7. Maintain integrity of samples, evidence, records and chain of custody.
 8. Attend hearings and testify as needed.
 9. Organize and submit written reports.
 10. Withstand various types of weather conditions.