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Sunday, March 1, 2015

North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians Incorporates in Kentucky

(NAARV press release)
The members of the North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians (NAARV) are pleased to announce their recent incorporation in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. NAARV members are counted from Maine to California, Canada to Florida, and have organized for a common goal:

Advancing the health and welfare of the racehorse through evidence based veterinary medicine, expanding our scientific knowledge and the continuing education of the professionals and public involved with the sport.

The NAARV also seeks to advance the mission:

to ensure the health and well-being of the racehorse through protecting and improving the veterinary care, treatment and welfare of the equine athlete; to advance the treatment of disease and injury using evidence based medicine, to relieve animal suffering and to be proactive in advocating for and administering preventive veterinary care. Through education programs, the association will provide the opportunity to improve the knowledge and skills of its members and increase the public’s awareness of the medical needs of the racehorse and the scientific basis for the practice of equine veterinary medicine.

The racetrack practitioner represents the cutting edge of sports medicine for the benefit of the racing equine athlete. As the boundaries of scientific research and clinical knowledge have been pushed back, and racetrack practice has evolved into the modern day model, we realize that the perception of the racetrack practitioner has failed to keep pace with the reality. We believe that by continuing to practice with the highest level of integrity and striving to educate our clients, the public and our regulators, the perception of our profession can and will reflect our current high standards. Anyone interested in finding out more about our mission, please visit

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