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About Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association

About KVMA

Mission Statement of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association:

To promote, protect, and improve the veterinary profession.

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 monitors state legislative and regulatory activities that pertain to veterinary medicine and animal health issues.  The network of members and staff with guidance from our legislative consultant, interact with the legislature as well as Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners.  KVMA has close working relationships with the KY State Veterinarian’s office and Department of Agriculture, KY Department for Public Health, Kentucky Revenue Cabinet and Kentucky Board of Pharmacy. 

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 Brown Mackie to provide high quality continuing education programs for veterinary technicians.  

KVMA is your source of information that impacts the profession in the Commonwealth. Kentucky Veterinary News, the quarterly newsmagazine, once monthly KVMA Enews and blast news and fax alerts, keep members aware of urgent issues that arise.

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

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