Regulatory Vet Continuing Ed Conference Approved for ‘RACE’ Credits

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that its inaugural  Regulatory/Official Veterinary CE conference (#RegVetCE) is officially approved for 18.5 veterinarian continuing education credits by the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) program of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).

The two-day continuing education conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians is set for June 25-26 at Keeneland, preceding the Grayson-Jockey Club Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit (WSS) on June 27, and will cover topics related to pre-race examinations, on-track protocols, test barn best practices, data and documentation, technology resources, and biosecurity.

Participation in #RegVetCE18 is limited to active official vets employed or sponsored by a racetrack or regulatory authority. Select additional participants may be admitted at the discretion of the organizers. Early registration is encouraged on account of limited space.

Details on speakers, topics, activities, registration and more can be found on the new #RegVetCE page on the NTRA website at

Regulatory/Official Veterinary CE is made possible with generous support from The Stronach Group, RMTC, Keeneland, the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs, NTRA Advantage, American Association of Equine Practitioners, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, and LGC Science.

About the RMTC
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.

About the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance
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. Corporate partners of the Alliance include Insurance Office of America and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Information on the Alliance, including the Alliance Code of Standards, can be found at