For the past year, our daughter Keely has worked as a lab tech at the Breathitt Veterinary Diagnostic Lab in Hopkinsville.
Breathitt has had hiring constraints due to budget cuts, so Keely has been in a temporary position all this time. When a full-time position opened recently, she applied and was interviewed. We thought that she surely had a very good chance, but we couldn't help being a little worried. Several other qualified applicants were interviewed.
Keely learned yesterday that she has the job. In addition to the improvement in job security, she'll have health insurance, vacation leave, and other benefits now. We're very happy for her.
Keely is in the Serology Department. They test blood samples for brucellosis, leptospirosis, bird flu, and many other diseases. A lot of the testing they do is required by law for dairies, poultry farms, cattle and horse farms, etc. Her work each day is important for our food safety and for the prevention of contagious animal diseases in our state and nation.