Kayenta vet: What happened to supplies at animal shelter?
When veterinarian Jim Eubank left Kayenta Township last August, he tried to keep things as amicable as possible but he had been feuding with Township Manager Gabriel Yazzie for months over his overtime hours.
Now Eubank fears Yazzie is holding a grudge and refusing to release about $10,000 worth of medicine, pet food and supplies that should be benefitting the animals of Kayenta.
“They (the township) don’t have any use for any of that stuff,” Eubank said in an interview last week. “A lot of it is probably already expired.”
Yazzie did not return a phone call by press time.
Eubank now works for the Northeast Arizona Technological Institute of Vocational Education at the state-of-the-art veterinary clinic at Monument Valley High.
But there are still some items from the old clinic at the Kayenta Animal Care Center that he could use, including a digital X-ray machine, a blood chemistry analyzer and a device that seals off an animal’s uterus as an alternative to removing it during a spay operation.