RegVet CE 2022
RegVet CE is an educational conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians, presented by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC). Through lectures, labs, and interactive, hands-on sessions the conference provides training directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the racing regulatory veterinarian in protecting the health and welfare of racehorses and supporting the integrity of competition.
The program, the first and only of its kind in the world, was introduced at Keeneland Racecourse in 2018. It was hosted by Gulfstream Park in 2019 and Santa Anita Park in 2020. RegVet CE has attracted veterinarians from across North America, England, Australia, Hong Kong, Chile, and the Caribbean.
Educational content is approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards’ Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) program. Continuing education credits can be applied toward the attendees’ veterinary license renewal requirements.
The theme of each conference will be rotated from a core curriculum that includes:
- Medications, prohibited substances, and pharmacology
- Injury prevention, mitigation, and emergency care
- Pre-race exams, risk assessment, and enhanced health assessment tools
- Drug Testing, Analytical Methods, and Anti-Doping Strategies
- Infectious Disease Control and Emergency Management
- Communications, record-keeping, media preparedness
Speakers have included internationally recognized experts such as:
- Dr. Rick Arthur, Equine Medical Director, California Horse Racing Board
- Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinary Officer, The Stronach Group; and former Executive Director, RMTC
- Dr. Barrie Grant, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons and examining veterinarian, Del Mar Turf Club
- Dr. Mick Peterson, Professor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky
- Dr. Mary Scollay, Executive Director, RMTC; and former Equine Medical Director for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
- Dr. Susan Stover, Distinguished Professor and Director, JD Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory, University of California, Davis
- Dr. David Sykes, Director of Equine Health and Welfare for the British Horse Racing Authority