Kentucky Seeks Deputy State Veterinarian

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

iStock/Hey Darlin

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. 

Trending Articles
Special Issue: Help Horse Owners Prepare for Care
White line disease on horse hoof
White Line Disease in Horses
Tablets Pills Horse
Using the Right Medications to Manage Chronic Pain in Horses
Horse with colic lay down and sleep outside
Strangulating Lipomas
Get the best from EquiManagement delivered straight to your inbox once a week! Topics include horse care, disease alerts, and vet practitioner updates.

"*" indicates required fields


Additional Offers

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.