Thomas getting acclimated as MJC Senior Veterinarian

Dr. Heidi Thomas, who has roughly 25 years of experience as a private veterinary practitioner primarily in Florida, has been getting acclimated since she started her job as the Maryland Jockey Club Senior Veterinarian in mid-October.

Thomas, originally from Connecticut, earned her undergraduate degree at Purdue University in Indiana and her veterinary degree at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts. Though she has done regulatory veterinary work at tracks in Florida and Arizona, much of her time has been with the prominent veterinary practice Teigland, Franklin & Brokken, DVMs in South Florida.

She was working at Gulfstream Park and Gulfstream Park West before relocating to Maryland.

As the MJC Senior Veterinarian, Thomas works closely with Dr. Libby Daniel, the Maryland Racing Commission’s Equine Medical Director. Her primary role is to monitor training at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course.

“I’m learning the routine and getting to know the people and horses,” Thomas said. “The Maryland racetracks are a nice place to be. The recent regulatory changes made in Maryland have improved horse health and safety. I’m available if anyone at the track needs assistance, and I’m happy to answer any questions.”

Thomas owns a retired racehorse and has a special interest in aftercare and rescue organizations.


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