Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Kentucky Veterinary Practice Act declares that the practice of veterinary medicine is a privilege which is granted by legislative authority in the interest of public health, safety, and welfare. The mission of the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners is to carry out the General Assembly’s mandate, stated in KRS 321.175, to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth from being misled by incompetent, unscrupulous, and unauthorized practitioners, and to protect the Commonwealth’s citizens and animals from unprofessional or illegal practices by those persons who are licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this jurisdiction and those persons who practice without a license.

The Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners issues two (2) licenses, two (2) permits, ​two (2) registrations, and two (2) certificates. 

  • Veterinarian licensees
  • Veterinary Technician licensees (LVTs)
  • Special Permittees
  • Allied Animal Health Professional (AAHP) permittees
  • Veterinary Facility​ registrations
  • AAHP Facility registration
  • Animal Control Agency (ACA) certificates
  • Animal Euthanasia Specialists (AES) certificates


Online Services

Licensees can log in to KBVE’s online licensing system to update their name and address, request Letters of Good Standing, print copies of their licenses and ID cards, make payments, and more. If you are having any issue logging in, please email for assistance.

Continuing Education

Have a course that is not already AVMA or RACE approved? Get credits authorized for your CEU offering by applying to the KBVE with the Continuing Education Request form.


Have a complaint about a licensed veterinarian or other licensee in the Commonwealth of Kentucky?