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Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Type: Part Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Salary: $ Quarterly stipend
The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) is seeking a veterinarian to assist part timewith the EDCC service. The EDCC works to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat ofinfectious diseases in North America. The communication system is designed to seek and reportreal-time information about disease outbreaks similar to how the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention (CDC) alerts the human population about diseases in people.
The EDCC Assistant Veterinarian will seek, receive, coordinate and communicate infectious diseaseinformation for industry consumers including horse owners, veterinarians, and state and federalanimal health officials. The individual in this position is expected to have excellent communicationskills, a working knowledge equine veterinary medicine and an understanding of the workings of theequine industry. This person must be organized and committed to coordinating receiving, recordingand the immediate transfer of information using a variety of communication systems includingtelephone, texting, email, Facebook, Twitter and the EDCC website http://equinediseasecc.org/. Theindividual in this position will help with documentation, message composition and reporting ofinformation in coordination with the EDCC Director, Communication Manager, the AmericanAssociation of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Infectious Disease Committee and AAEP staff.
EDCC Assistant Veterinarian Duties:• Be on call to oversee the EDCC operations on specified times and days.• Respond to inquiries about current equine infectious diseases and disease outbreaks.• Respond to inquiries by assembling, posting, and/or forwarding information to the EDCC website,horse owners, horse organizations, veterinarians and state and federal animal healthofficials.• Participate in evaluation of EDCC website educational information including collaborating withAAEP members, the AAEP Infectious Disease Committee and industy stakeholders onresource tools and disease guidelines.• Verify consumers understanding of information in alerts and on the website.• Document and keep records of consumer inquiries and EDCC responses.• Maintain consumer confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential.• Maintain professional and technical knowledge of equine infectious diseases.• Secure information by maintaining the EDCC database.• Assume complete responsibility for EDCC operations on assigned days and weekends.
Required skills and qualifications:• Must be a veterinarian• Excellent communication skills includingo Writing compositiono Interoffice communicationso Owner, Veterinarian and SAHO communications• Use of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)• Use of Email, Facebook, Twitter, Google forms and other social media Platforms• Ability to receive and record accurate information• Knowledge of equine infectious diseases• Knowledge in management of equine infectious diseases and biosecurity
Desired capabilities:• Knowledge of horse industry organizations• Previous experience with communication systems
Details:• The individual will be a part-time consultant with scheduled days on duty to over see theEDCC operations for approximately 160 to 170 days a year including 22 weekends• Working time is 1-2 hours per day• The on-call schedule will be by mutual agreement with the EDCC Director• The position is a wage position which pays $150 per day on-call• Renumeration will be by a quarterly stipend• All work will be completed remotely and requires full time internet access
Deadline: Please apply by August 1, 2022.
To apply for the position send a cover letter, a resume and the names and contact information of twoindividuals who can serve as references.
Katie McDanielEDCC Communication Manager4033 Iron Works ParkwayLexington, KY 40511(859) 233-1968 (fax)Kmcdaniel@aaep.org
Please send questions about the position by email to Dr. Nat White: firstname.lastname@example.org