Veterinarian accepts post with Animal Control

Kane County—Dr. Kimberly Rudloff, DVM, accepted an offer of employment as Kane County’s new Veterinarian/Administrator for the Kane County Animal Control Department. Dr. Rudloff will begin her duties on Monday, Feb. 6, at an annual salary of $88,000.

“Dr. Rudloff is a caring and compassionate veterinary professional and a solid clinician, administrator and businesswoman with a consistent record of success,” said Paul Kuehnert, Executive Director Kane County Health Department. “Based on her personal attributes, professional qualifications and past experiences, I fully expect her to excel as Kane County’s Veterinarian/Administrator.”

Dr. Rudloff’s selection was the result of a recruitment process that began immediately after the Kane County Board passed Resolution 11-358, authorizing the hiring freeze exemption and approving the new job description. A national search was undertaken with ads in veterinary and public health professional journals and newsletters, as well as both print and online advertising in the Chicago metropolitan area. This resulted in the receipt of 110 applications, seven of which met the qualifications for the position. Six of the 7 qualified applicants were residents of the Chicago area, submitted their applications within a few weeks of the advertisements, and were interviewed.

Dr. Rudloff has been in practice since 1991. She obtained both her undergraduate degree (animal sciences) and her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Ohio State University. Following graduation, she completed a one-year internship in emergency medicine and critical care. In addition to her years of clinical experience in both general and emergency veterinary medicine, Dr. Rudloff has served in professional teaching, clinical research, consulting, and administrative roles.

As the Assistant Director of Membership and Field Services for the American Veterinary Medical Association, she coordinated efforts to design and implement employment and housing programs for veterinarians and animal care technicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina. In her most recent position, she developed, established and now directs the veterinary technology and veterinary assistance programs for Sanford Brown College in Hillside, Ill.