Calder Race Course has named Dr. Patricia Marquis its new senior track veterinarian, successor to Dr. Mary Scollay, who is taking the new position of Equine Medical Director at the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority. Dr. Marquis has worked under Dr. Scollay at Calder since August 2005.
Dr. Marquis – a native of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada – earned her veterinary medicine degree at the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in marine biology from the University of New Brunswick. Prior to joining the Calder team, Dr. Marquis worked as an associate veterinarian with a private practice. She is also a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Dr. Marquis will assume her new position June 20. Among her many responsibilities is the conducting of pre-and post-racing soundness evaluations, maintaining an injury database, managing herd health and equine infectious diseases, developing policies, and serving as a liaison between horsemen, racetrack management, governmental regulatory agencies, and private veterinary practitioners.