Kentucky Seeks Deputy State Veterinarian

Kentucky is seeking a Deputy State Veterinarian to serve in the Commonwealth.
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Characteristics of the Job

Performs duties in agricultural inspection programs to prevent, control and eradicate communicable disease; and performs other duties as required. 

  • Minimum Requirements:Agency requires that the successful applicant maintain current licensure with the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Medicine, USDA-APHIS Category II Accreditation and valid driver's license. Must have at least three (3) years of experience in the practice of Veterinary Medicine. 
  • Preference may be given to those with regulatory experience in the areas of animal health disease control and eradication programs; epidemiology; emergency management/response; Foreign Animal Disease investigations; and animal welfare regulations.

Examples of Duties:

  • Assist the State Veterinarian and assume the role of State Veterinarian in his/her absence.
  • Attend State Board of Agriculture (SBA) meetings and present reports as required or requested.
  • Advise the KY Commissioner of Agriculture as requested.
  • Supervise Investigators assigned to the Enforcement Branch.
  • Lead special projects.
  • Participate in regional and national State Animal Health Official organizations.
  • Develop and oversee disease control programs.
  • Manage epidemiological investigations and responses.
  • Create and implement emergency management procedures and response.
  • Monitor livestock movement to ensure Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) compliance
  • Develop educational materials for presentations at stakeholder education meetings. 
  • Present information to stakeholders regarding disease control and prevention. 
  • Design and monitor USDA Cooperative Agreements. 
  • Submit disease surveillance reports to USDA.

Salary Range

$70,000 TO $90,000/year depending on experience. 

Application Process

Please submit resume, cover. letter and three (3) references to: Dr. Robert Stout, State Veterinarian, Office of State Veterinarian, 109 Corporate Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601

Application Deadline is March 1, 2020, or until filled. 



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