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Regulatory Veterinarian Continuing Education

AQHA sponsors continuing education to promote equine welfare.

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AQHA is one of the sponsors for  the Racing Medication Testing Consortium and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety & Integrity Alliance's third annual Reg Vet CE Conference scheduled for March 2-3, 2020, at Santa Anita Park. 

"By sponsoring this event, AQHA hopes to facilitate critical improvements in our industry," said AQHA Chief Racing Officer Janet VanBebber. "This conference works to ensure that regulatory veterinarians are well-educated for their jobs,  and that is one of the best means of protecting animal welfare." 

The conference, now full, has a total of 60 veterinarians representing North America and the Caribbean, Australia, Hong Kong, Great Britain, and Chile that will participate in 18 hours of continuing education approved by the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) program of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).  Lectures, labs, and on-track drills will be tailored to the needs of the racing regulatory veterinarian. Attendees will also receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and the Environment's Cooperative Extension Department.

The RMTC consists of 23 racing industry stakeholders and organizations that represent Thoroughbred, Standardbred, American Quarter Horse and Arabian racing. The organization works to develop and promote uniform rules, policies and testing standards at the national level; coordinate research and educational programs that seek to ensure the integrity of racing and the health and welfare of racehorses and participants; and protect the interests of the racing public. For additional information, visit the RMTC website at

The NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance is a standing organization establishing standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horseracing and to secure their implementation. Information on the Alliance, including the Alliance Code of Standards, can be found at

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