No colleges or universities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky offer training in veterinary medicine. However, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education administers a Southern Regional Education Board Program in Kentucky through which qualified Kentucky resident students may be accepted to the veterinary medicine schools of Auburn University and Tuskegee University. (At the time of publication of this Catalogue, the Council had contracted for 36 entering spaces annually: 34 at Auburn and two at Tuskegee.)
Students accepted under the regional plan are relieved of the obligation of paying out of state fees, and their expenses are identical to those of in state students. Formal applications must be filed through the Council on Postsecondary Education, which reviews these applications and submits those selected to Auburn or Tuskegee for admission approval. Any student interested in veterinary medicine should have completed 80 semester credit hours of pre professional training with a minimum grade point average of 2.5; however, preference is given to those students who have satisfied the requirements for a baccalaureate degree.
Interested students should consult the Chairperson of the Division of Mathematics and Sciences or the Pre-Veterinary Professions Advisor, Dr. Tamara Sluss, for further details and requirements.