About the Practice: With 146 years of valued service to the equine industry of Central Kentucky, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is looking to grow its team with a dedicated emergency ambulatory veterinary team. The ideal candidate(s) will be eager to build this new service within the well-established practice working in a collaborative manner with clients and primary care veterinarians to ensure patients receive excellent care in the most expedient manner possible.
About the Job: • Work rotating overnight and weekend shifts to provide full emergency coverage in support of and in conjunction with the ambulatory/field services team. • Ambulatory veterinary vehicle provided to include appropriate stock and diagnostic equipment. • Located in the “Horse Capital of the World” with a high density of Thoroughbred and Standardbred breeding farms as well as a variety of Sport Horse farms (to include: Saddlebred, eventing, hunter/jumper, and dressage). • Central Kentucky offers plenty of retail, dining, distillery/brewery, and outdoor activities appealing to a variety of interests. • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability plans are available at affordable, group-rate cost. • Additional benefits include: CE stipends, 401K, and paid time off.
Skills/Responsibilities Required: The primary role and duties include, but are not limited to, the following: • Provide general veterinary services, specifically emergency medical services in the field. • Clinical condition include but are not limited to: o Lacerations o Gastrointestinal conditions of adults and foals (colic, enteritis, colitis); o Neurologic conditions (trauma, infectious causes; o Reproductive conditions (dystocia resolution, hemorrhage, retained placenta, uterine trauma or infection); o Neonatal conditions (neonatal maladjustment syndrome, sepsis, congenital limb deformities); Orthopedic conditions of foals and adults (bone of soft tissue trauma, infection) • Perform minor surgical procedures. • Provide digital radiography, endoscopy, and analysis. • Perform ultrasound procedures. • Maintain accurate patient charts, document observations, and properly interpret veterinary instructions. • Other projects and responsibilities as assigned.
Requirements: • Doctorate of veterinary medicine degree and veterinary license and accreditation to practice in the state of Kentucky is required. • Two years experience as a veterinarian with expertise in ambulatory/field care and emergency services. • Positive attitude with an interest in building this new service within a well-established practice. • Willingness and ability to work as a part of a team. • Ability to withstand all physical requirements and environmental elements. • A valid driver’s license.
For more than 146 years, the veterinarians of Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates, PLLC, have dedicated themselves to the health and well-being of the horse. In 1875, Dr. E.T. Hagyard, a graduate of Professor Dick’s Veterinary College in Edinburgh, Scotland, came to Kentucky to treat a valuable shorthorn bull. Impressed with the quality of Dr. Hagyard’s services, the shorthorn breeders urged him to move to Kentucky. Struck by the beauty of the countryside and because of the opportunities for himself and his three sons, Dr. E.T. Hagyard came to practice in Winchester in 1876. A year later, Dr. Hagyard moved to Lexington and in 1891, the E.T. Hagyard and Sons veterinary hospital was built on East Short Street.
Since its inception in 1876, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute has been at the forefront of equine medicine. Its reputation is built, in part, on a continued effort to increase veterinary knowledge and thereby improve the state-of-the-art treatments and surgeries offered to its diverse equine clientele which represent international breeding operations, world-renowned racehorses as well as performance and pleasure horses.
The original practice grew until Dr. Hagyard’s grandso...n, Dr. Charlie Hagyard, was joined by Drs. Arthur Davidson and William R. McGee. This newly formed partnership provided the equine industry with a veterinary establishment that could offer several talented veterinarians working as one, to provide the highest quality of equine healthcare.
Over the years, the practice encountered several name changes and in 1951, after the death of E.T. Hagyard, adopted the name of Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates, P.S.C. In 2004, the current name, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute was established with the philosophy of highlighting each department and paying homage to our founders by establishing the names Davidson Surgery Center, McGee Medicine Center, McGee Fertility Center, and Hagyard Laboratory.
Today, this philosophy and practice continues at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. With more than 50 veterinarians and a well-educated, experienced staff of support personnel all contributing a variety of specialties and interests, Hagyard is able – on a regular basis – to achieve superior results. No other single non-university veterinary group in the equine world is currently able to match its qualifications.
The talent of Hagyard’s veterinarians and dedication of its staff provide to client and patients alike a level of care unequaled anywhere in the equine industry.