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Nick Meittinis, DVM


Dr. Meittinis grew up on Long Island, New York, and has been involved with horse racing his entire life. His father trained both Standardbred and Thoroughbred racehorses for 40 years.

In 1985 Dr. Meittinis graduated Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell in 1989. During his senior year of vet school he was cited in two published papers dealing with post neurectomy neuroma formation in the horse.

In 1990 he established the Pimlico Equine Service as a sole practitioner at Pimlico and Laurel racetracks. Subsequently in 1995, he created the Maryland Veterinary Group,LLC. In 1997, the practice expanded to annually include full coverage of the racing meet at Colonial Downs in Virginia, and recently has expanded coverage to include the Fair Hill Training Center.

Dr. Meittinis serves on the Maryland Racing Commission’s Medication Committee,

whose task it is to enlighten, educate and discuss, with the Commission and horsemen alike, the rules and regulations regarding medication use in the Maryland racing jurisdiction, and concomitantly take a leading role (in conjunction with RMTC) in forming uniform medication rules throughout the region via the MidAtlantic Uniform Medication Guidelines. Recently, he participated in the AAEP Racing Task Force and then the AAEP Racing Committee, and also served on the Veterinary Advisory Board of the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia.



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