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Horse Show Official Veterinarian (1971)

The responsibilities of the official veterinarian for horse shows and other equestrian events are as follows:

  • He or she shall serve as a professional consultant on veterinary matters to the show management, the stewards and the judges.
  • He or she shall advise the management and cooperating persons and agencies about the health care of the horses present at the event and shall administer to them if the need arises.
  • He or she shall do everything within his or her power and training to aid the sport in general and the event in particular.
  • He or she shall not assume or be expected to assume the role, responsibilities or privileges of the management, judges, stewards or other officials or agencies at the event.
  • He or she shall not assume or be expected to assume a dual role in conjunction with that of Official Veterinarian.

Reviewed by AAEP board of directors in 2010.