The purpose of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association is to promote, protect and improve the veterinary profession.


To protect and improve the welfare of the veterinary profession and the animal industry of Kentucky.

To cooperate with agricultural and conservation organizations in obtaining the enactment and enforcement of laws in Kentucky that will promote the health and well-being of all animals including pets, poultry, and wildlife.

To cooperate with federal, state, county and municipal officials and the inter-professional medical organizations in obtaining the enactment and enforcement of laws in Kentucky designed to protect the public health.

To disseminate information among animal owners that will encourage the application of scientific veterinary service.

Our History

The Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA) established in 1911, is a proactive group of more than 1000 professionals representing many facets of veterinary medicine – clinical practice, public health, regulatory, academe, and the military.   Members are dedicated to working together improve the veterinary profession in Kentucky.  Through their combined efforts, KVMA can build stronger relationships with the public and policy makers by expanding their understanding of and appreciation for the profession.

KVMA maintains contact with our colleagues of veterinary medicine at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and works to ensure that Kentucky students will have access to veterinary education.

KVMA works with the Kentucky Veterinary Technician Association and the veterinary technology programs at Morehead State University, Murray State University and Owensboro Community College to provide high quality continuing education programs for veterinary technicians.

With its collective voice, the KVMA is a strong ally in protecting the interests of all Kentucky Veterinarians.


How the KVMA
can Help


Legislation is monitored and lobbying is provided by a professional governmental relations advocate who represents the voice of veterinary medicine in Kentucky and monitors legislation concerning all aspects of veterinary medicine that may affect your practice and the veterinary profession. The KVMA has a robust Governmental Relations Committee that also monitors all activity throughout the state.

Public Relations

Expand your network. Discuss your concerns with peers. Share your successes. Connect with your colleagues. Member meetings are held in 9 regions throughout the state, offering a chance to connect with colleagues in your area, and the annual convention in September/October  provides a lively forum for building and renewing your professional relationships.

Premium Continuing Education

Programs provided by renowned speakers, researchers and clinicians with current and useful information for your entire practice. Educational programs contain a mixture of scientific, non-scientific, leadership and regulatory issues and concerns for veterinarians, technicians, staff and students.

News and Industry Updates

KVMA members have access to our quarterly  newsletter and receive electronic communications about issues and events important to veterinary medicine. Members also receive email alerts of breaking industry news to keep them informed.

Member Resources

KVMA membership gives you access to an extensive classified advertising network and relief veterinary list posted monthly on-line and in our quarterly KVMA newsletter. In addition, you will recieve exclusive member discounts at select businesses that have aligned with the KVMA.

Research and Information

The KVMA is an essential resource for questions and concerns regarding all aspects of veterinary profession. We have strong relationships with the Kentucky animal industry with all other constituent groups, the Kentucky Ag Resource Council, the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners and our many educational intuitions that we work closely with.

Membership Options

Together we can make a difference.

  • Affiliate Members

  • $70/ yr.
    • This membership type is for out of state veterinarians only.

Best price
  • Veterinarian

  • $175/ yr.
    • This membership type is for full-time veterinarians.

  • New Graduates

  • $10/ yr.
    • This membership type is for 2021 graduates from veterinary school.

  • Students

  • FREE
    • This membership type is for current veterinary students.

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