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Principal Roles

The principal roles of the Emirates Racing Authority Veterinary Department are:

  1. Design and implement practical and transparent procedures and systems to assist the management and administration of racing the in the UAE.
  2. Provide advice to the Board of the Emirates Racing Authority to assist the Board in fulfilling its role in the management and administration of racing in the United Arab Emirates.
  3. Safeguard the health and welfare of horses involved in racing in the UAE.
  4. Provide and supervise veterinary services and drug sample collections at all official race tracks in the UAE.
  5. Provide advice and support to the industry on veterinary and equine welfare matters.
  6. Provide expert advice to stewards and horseman at official judicial procedures.
  7. To represent the ERA and the UAE on various groups and committees related to veterinary and racing matters.