Dr Scott McIntyre was on the march as soon as he started working as a veterinarian at the Hardin County Animal Shelter.
In his first month, the Louisville native performed more than 250 sterilized / sterilized surgeries in addition to the other treatments offered at the shelter.
McIntyre arrived in Hardin County last month with over 28 years of veterinary experience. Most recently, he worked for Dixie Animal Hospital in Louisville. He is a graduate of Jefferson Community College, University of Kentucky, and Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
McIntyre’s interest in veterinary medicine began in eighth grade when he was sick home from school.
McIntyre said the pet happened to be sick as well. So he had the opportunity to go to the vet’s office with the sick dog. The vet was Dr. Dan Moore in Louisville. He told McIntyre that if he was interested in veterinary medicine, he should come see him when he was 16 and put him to work.
“A month after I turned 16, he put me to work. And I worked with him forever until I graduated from vet school, ”he said. “He’s the reason I’m a vet.
McIntyre also praised Dr Charlie Bobb of Dixie Animal Hospital for his influence on his veterinarian career.
“It taught me more than any book could teach me,” he said of Bobb, noting that they had worked together for over 20 years.
Speaking about his chosen career, McIntyre quoted Confucius: “Pick a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. He became a veterinarian because he loves animals.
“You don’t think about doing this if you don’t like animals,” he said.
McIntyre also noted that being a veterinarian is a public service job.
“I can have a profound impact not only on animal health and animal health in Hardin County, but, especially in a shelter, you touch a lot of people, a lot of animals,” he said. .
McIntyre and Hardin County Director of Animal Care and Control Mike McNutt went to high school together and previously worked together at the Kentucky Humane Society. McNutt praised McIntyre’s passion and skill.
McIntyre said he looks forward to fostering good relationships with local vets practicing in the area. He plans to reach out to each of them and let them know what’s going on at the shelter.
“We are going to become allies if we are not already,” he said. “Mike and I have a story and I love what he has to do here and hope to add to it.”