Dr. Rita Rocca
(HRU, Maroñas)

Dr. Rita Rocca is a veterinarian and graduate from the University of Montevideo. In 2003 she began working at Maroñas Racetrack in Uruguay as a veterinary official and specializes in researching the equine athlete. Her recent research has manifested itself to conduct a Racing Injury Prevention Program and she remains keenly interested in both jockey and horse safety and integrity.

Dr. Rocca is the South American regional representative of the IGSRV (International Group of Specialist Racing Veterinarians) and represented OSAF (South American Organization for the Promotion of the Thoroughbred) at the 2013 at International Conference for the Health, Safety and Welfare of Jockeys held at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.

Dr. Rocca is a member of the organizing committee of the 2016 ICRAV (International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians) Conference, scheduled to be held in Montevideo, Uruguay in October 2016.