Yes, Kayenta still has a vet
Like Mark Twain, who famously remarked, “Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated” after seeing his own obituary in a newspaper, Jim Eubank has been hearing lots of rumors about himself.
“I got sick, I retired, I left the area … all kinds of things,” said the Kayenta veterinarian, shaking his head.
“I didn’t go anywhere. I actually put in on Facebook so people would know I’m still here.” The truth is, Eubank is still working at the veterinary clinic at Monument Valley High School, like before. It’s just that, instead of Kayenta Township paying his salary, the Northeast Arizona Technological Institute of Vocational Education is.
NATIVE, which sponsors the vet tech program at the high school, also springs for the clinic’s medicine and equipment.
The school will pay for a half-time receptionist, who has yet to be hired … currently the vet tech is doing double duty at the front desk, which leaves her a little frazzled.
In exchange, Eubank teaches a veterinary medical practices course, which he also beams to Red Mesa High School, and NATIVE gets a cut of any money the clinic makes to reinvest in the program. Once a month Eubank travels to one of the other NATIVE schools and gives a workshop.