About Dr. Barrack

Dr. Rachel Barrack is a doctor of veterinary medicine, certified veterinary acupuncturist, and certified veterinary Chinese herbalist. While she has extensive training and experience in western medicine, her technique is rooted in ancient Chinese healing arts.

Dr. Barrack has worked in environments ranging from small animal clinics to animal shelters to wildlife conservation centers. Most recently, she worked at Belmont and Aqueduct Racetracks both in private practice and as a regulatory veterinarian and racing official.

Dr. Barrack received her degree in veterinary medicine from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She later went on to study Traditional Chinese Medicine under animal care pioneer Dr. Huisheng Xie at the Chi Institute, where she achieved certifications in both veterinary acupuncture and Chinese herbology.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
  • Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist


  • New York Racing Association- Regulatory Veterinarian and Racing Official
  • Belmont and Aqueduct Racetracks, NY – Private Practice; Senior Associate Veterinarian
  • New Jersey Equine Clinic, Millstone Township, NJ – Veterinarian Intern
  • Mid Island Animal Hospital, Hicksville, NY – Veterinary Assistant
  • Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, KY - Extern
  • Wildlife Conservation Medicine Course in South Africa – Extern
  • North Shore Animal League, Port Washington, NY - Volunteer
  • Humane Society of Chittenden County, S. Burlington, VT - Volunteer


  • Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine - Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • Chi Institute – Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Certified Chinese Veterinary Chinese Herbalist
  • Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine - clinical and elective rotations
  • University of Vermont - BS in Animal Science

Honors and Leadership Roles

  • Auburn University Award for Excellence in Equine Clinics
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons large animal surgical award
  • Stanley M. Dennis Scholarship, Auburn University
  • Vice President of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners
  • Advisor and Governor’s Council member of CREAM (Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management)
  • Nominee for clinical proficiency and excellence in large animal medicine and surgery
  • Nominee for clinical proficiency and excellence in small animal medicine and surgery

Professional Affliations

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Equine Practitioners
  • American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine