Board Members and Meetings
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is guided by a five-member citizen board appointed by the governor. Board members serve four-year terms and may be reappointed. Under Minnesota Statutes, three of the board members must be livestock producers and two must be practicing veterinarians.
The board members elect a president and vice-president and also annually appoint a veterinarian to serve as the state veterinarian and executive director of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. The board meets quarterly. Board meeting notices are posted on the Board’s website and meetings are open to the public.
Dean Compart | President of the Board and Swine Producer, Nicollet
Matt Anderson, DVM | Vice-President of the Board and Veterinarian, Zumbrota
Jim Vagts | Producer, Harmony
Peggy Anne Hawkins | Veterinarian, Northfield
Erica Sawatzke | Poultry Producer
September 9, 2020 Board Meeting (two parts)
Next Meeting of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health
The next quarterly meeting of the Board of Animal Health will be Wednesday, December 9 at 9:30 a.m. This meeting is being held electronically due to the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order 20-99 regarding the current pandemic. Members of the public will be able to monitor this meeting remotely, by telephone via Microsoft Teams (connection information will be posted here closer to the meeting date).
Start time 9:30 a.m.
Call meeting to order
Approval of Minutes
Approval of Agenda
Board of Animal Health Update
Power BI TB Dashboard Demonstration
College of Veterinary Medicine Update
Feral Swine Control in Minnesota
CWD in Wild Deer Update
Houston County CWD Positive Herd Update
Linda Glaser, Annie Balghiti
Farmed Cervidae Rule Making Update
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Update
*Agenda subject to change prior to meeting.