Sales Work


Dr. Patrick Worden is the veterinarian in charge of the specialized needs of the Thoroughbred racehorse. Although based in Ocala, Dr. Worden has veterinary licenses in Florida, Kentucky, New York, Maryland and California. He travels to the major Thoroughbred public auctions in Kentucky, Florida, New York, and Maryland.

Dr. Worden has years of experience in the acquisition and review of repository radiographs and laryngeal function via endoscopic examination. He offers appropriate recommendations, based on their findings, regarding a potential purchase.

Whether your goal is returning your weanling or yearling Thoroughbred purchase to public auction (pin-hooking) or preparing your Thoroughbred racehorse for a graded stakes race, Dr. Worden is intimately familiar with the rules and regulations of all the major racing jurisdictions and public auction houses such as Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton, and Ocala Breeders Sales. Local thoroughbred race trainers, and several from Canada, New York, and Delaware that winter in Ocala, call on Dr. Worden for the day-to-day needs of the Thoroughbred horse in training.



  • Radiography
  • Endoscopy
  • Lameness
  • Conformation consultation
  • Sales consultation

Equine Medical Center of Ocala offers a premier equine hospital facility and the best team of boarded internists and boarded surgeons in the Southeast United States. EMCO can handle all of your horse healthcare needs and provide you with the best service in the industry. We provide direct service as well as referral service, and we pride ourselves on our relationship with our referring veterinarians.