Kentucky veterinary loan repayment laws

Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation:
Kentucky Large/Food Animal Veterinary Incentive Program

The Kentucky Large/Food Animal Veterinary Incentive Program is a specialized incentive project aimed at targeting veterinarians who have graduated from veterinary school or veterinary technicians or technologists who have completed their respective two or four year programs. Applicants may apply for this incentive program upon graduation and may apply within the first two years after they graduate. Preference will be given to applicants who are Kentucky residents.

This program, funded by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund and other agriculture organizations in Kentucky, may repay up to $6,000 annually of outstanding student loans of an eligible veterinarian, veterinary technician or technologist who completes the majority of their veterinary services in a large/food animal practice.

Program Requirements

  • Applicant must have either a degree in veterinary medicine from an accredited college or university, or completed an accredited 2-year veterinary technician or 4-year technologist program.
  • Applicant must apply for this incentive program within their first or second year of practice postgraduation.
  • Veterinarian applicants must be accredited by the USDA-APHIS to perform veterinary medical tasks in Kentucky. (Applicant may apply while working toward accreditation.)
  • Applicant must be in the first or second year of practice and working in a practice that devotes at least 50% of its time to large/food animals.
  • Applicant must have a current outstanding balance on a student loan through a lending institution. (Loans from relatives or friends do not apply.)
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are Kentucky residents that are working in an area of defined need.

Note: Compliance with the above requirements does not guarantee an applicant will be selected as a recipient. Individuals must complete an application and provide support materials to be considered for this incentive program.


Source: AVMA Staff Research, State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Dept.
Contact: Tara Southwell, State Policy Analyst, AVMA State Legislative and Regulatory Department, 847-285-6779