Kentucky Proud

Office of the Kentucky State Veterinarian

Equine

Office of State Veterinarian

  • Protect the health and welfare of Kentucky's livestock, poultry and agricultural industries
  • Promote an environment that enhances the economic and recreational opportunities and prosperity of Kentucky agriculture

 

 

KENTUCKY STATE VET HEADLINES

We Have Moved - "New" Address and Phone:

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Office of State Veterinarian

109 Corporate Drive Complex

Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: 502-573-0282, Ext. 3

Fax: 502-573-1020

 

Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas

5/28/2014 Vesicular Stomatitis Diagnosed in Texas, Click Here for details

 

NEW SWINE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Swine coming into Kentucky for exhibition are required to have a CVI issued within 7 days of show.

 

***Online Permitting - NOW AVAILABLE***

Accredited Veterinarians and Office Staff can now obtain movement permits online 24/7.
CLICK HERE to be directed to the Online Permitting System.

General Entry Requirements

Special Entry Requirements

  • Please call our office at 502-573-0282, Ext. 3 before shipping livestock from the following states:

    California & Michigan

 

Equine Entry Requirements and Current Restrictions

 

Contact the USDA

The USDA Import Number (Animals coming into Kentucky from another country) is 301-851-3300.  The email address is:  VS.Live.Animal.Import.Export@aphis.usda.gov

  • For information on exporting animals out of the country contact USDA Veterinary Services
    at 502-848-2040.
  • The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP)

    The VMLRP will pay up to $25,000 each year towards qualified educational loans of eligible veterinarians who agree to serve in a NIFA designated veterinarian shortage situations for a period of three years.

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Office of the State Veterinarian is requested in the early part of each year to make the shortage area nominations for the State and to designate the type of shortage (Type I, Type II or Type III) for each area. These nominations are reviewed by the NIFA program and all or a portion of the areas will be approved and posted on the NIFA site listed above. Once the areas are designated veterinarians make application directly to NIFA to fill one of the designated areas. There are specific deadlines for applications that are listed on the NIFA site each year.