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Industry job postings


Immediate opening for a resident veterinarian at Hanover Shoe Farms, the greatest name in harness racing! This is a full time, seasonal position ending July 31, 2024, with the option to apply for permanent position. New graduates are welcome to apply.

Veterinary work will be shared between two resident veterinarians. The distributions of the responsibilities can be tailored to the applicant’s interest. Responsibilities include reproductive work, foaling and neonatal medicine, emergencies, and general veterinary care of the farm’s resident mares, foals, yearlings, stallions, and retirees.

There are a great variety of cases seen from minor things such as small wounds, corneal ulcers, and hoof abscesses to more complicated cases like dystocias, dummy and septic foals, medical neonatal diarrhea cases and medical colics. We treat most medical cases in house and therefore it is a great opportunity for learning and growth.

Hanover Shoe Farms is a large Standardbred breeding operation standing several stallions. We are expecting around 300 foals this season and will be breeding close to 400 mares. The farm is equipped with a neonatal hyperbaric oxygen chamber, DR equipment, and there is also access to a heated hospital barn and office area with the ability to run IV fluids and a hoist for an Anderson equine sling. A fully equipped practice vehicle will be provided along with reproductive ultrasound, and stall side SAA and IgG readers and tests. Weekends and on-call will be shared equally between the veterinarians. The workload is generally heavy in the spring and summer during the busy foaling and breeding season and slower during the off-season with shorter days and shorter work weeks.

Licensure in the state of Pennsylvania or the ability to obtain a PA license is required. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Seasonal benefits include paid vacation, on-farm housing, practice vehicle, and licensing fees. Additional benefits are available for permanent resident veterinarians.


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Email completed application to:
Mike Simpson



Hanover Shoe Farms, the greatest name in Harness Racing, is seeking motivated individuals to help with barn duties. Knowledge of horse care and safety is required.
Job requirements include, but are no limited to:
• Grooming horses
• Feeding and waterting horses
• Safely leading horses to fields
• Cleaning Stalls
• Ability to lift 50-60 pound bales of hay/straw
• Keeping barns clean and tidy
• Helping veterinary crew and blacksmith
• Working on maintenace crew
• Work Outside!
• Health and Life Insurance
• Paid time off
• Cleaning Stalls
• 401(K) plan
• Housing based on merit and availability
• Helping veterinary crew and blacksmith
• Working on maintenace crew

Contact Patti 717-637-8931 or


Hollywood Casino at The Meadows, Washington, PA

There is an immediate opening for an outrider. This is a full-time position with benefits.

An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

– Enforce the Pennsylvania Rules of Racing while on the racecourse, writing reports of all violations that take place while on duty.

– Maintain safety of the track and verify that all safety equipment required to be worn by those entering the racetrack for exercising or racing is being worn.

– insure that all horses arrive at the starting gate at the designated time for post time for each race.

– Catch any loose horses on the track while on duty.

– Approve all applicants wishing to obtain a license to exercise or pony horses on the racetrack.

Hollywood Casino at The Meadows, Washington, PA

Hollywood Casino at The Meadows is in search of a part-time paddock blacksmith to help cover one-two racing days per week during the summer, and fill-in as needed this fall.

Interested parties can contact the Human Resources office, 724.503.1200.

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