DRS recognizes Green Valley Animal Hospital in Bluefield as an Exemplary Employer

The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) recognized Green Valley Animal Hospital in Bluefield as an exemplary employer and partner as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October.

Green Valley Animal Hospital has demonstrated excellence in its diverse hiring practices by creating an inclusive workplace, and DRS recognizes this organization for its positive contributions within our communities.

"Green Valley Animal Hospital is committed to working with DRS. Not only does this business serve as a location for employment and training opportunities to support DRS consumers, but they also help consumers develop a strong work ethic and skills through positive reinforcement. The business maintains excellent communication with DRS during on-the-job training programs, and they encourage other employers to contact DRS about incentive programs for hiring people with disabilities. The business has also hired DRS consumers for permanent employment, which benefits their business, DRS consumers and the community."

– Nominated by Margie Cordle, DRS Rehabilitation Counselor

DRS, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Commerce, is responsible for the federal vocational rehabilitation program in West Virginia, which enables and empowers West Virginians with disabilities to work and to live independently. DRS helps people with disabilities, ages 14 and up, set work goals and develop career plans to overcome employment-related barriers so they can go to work or maintain current employment. DRS also assists West Virginia’s businesses and employers by being their primary employment resource to include or to retain people with disabilities in their workforce.

For more information about DRS and its programs, call 1-800-642-8207 or visit the division’s website at wvdrs.org.