Stout Named Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year

State veterinarian Robert C. Stout was honored as the Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year by the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association on Oct. 9 during the Mid-America Veterinary Conference in Louisville.


Dr. Robert Stout was named Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year Oct. 9..

"Dr. Stout's dedication to veterinary medicine and Kentucky agriculture makes him more than worthy of this award," Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. "He and his staff did a magnificent job of safeguarding the animals that came to Kentucky during the recent 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Over the past six years, Dr. Stout has worked tirelessly to prevent and eradicate animal diseases in Kentucky. I am delighted that the KVMA has chosen him for this honor."

Stout was named Kentucky state veterinarian in February 2004. He joined the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in July 2003 as homeland security coordinator. He served on the disaster preparedness committee with the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, for which he was secretary-treasurer for 12 years.

Stout is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and the veterinary school at The Ohio State University (OSU). He has been an equine and cattle practitioner in Versailles since 1974.

A native of Indiana, Stout has lived in Versailles since 1962 except for his term at OSU and an internship at the University of Georgia.

The Office of the State Veterinarian enforces state and federal regulations on livestock movement; maintains animal health records, livestock dealer licenses and other records; supervises and inspects livestock dealers, cattle assembly points and livestock service providers; and performs other duties.

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