Board Members and Meetings
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is guided by a six-member citizen board appointed by the governor. Board members serve four-year terms and may be reappointed. Under Minnesota Statutes, two of the board members must be practicing veterinarians and four of the board members must be livestock producers, one of which must be from a federally recognized tribe.
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
Peggy Anne Hawkins, DVM | Veterinarian, Northfield
Jessica Koppien-Fox, DVM | Veterinarian, Marshall
Erica Sawatzke | Poultry Producer, Kensington
Jim Vagts | Producer, Harmony
September 15, 2021 Board Meeting
December 08, 2021 Board Meeting
Special Meeting of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health
THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY. INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED HERE WHEN IT IS RESCHEDULED.
Start time 9:00 a.m.
Call meeting to order
Review Farmed Cervidae Rules Draft
Next Meeting of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health
The next quarterly meeting of the Board of Animal Health will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2022, both in person at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (1333 Gortner Ave, St Paul, MN 55108) and on Microsoft Teams. Teams connection information will be posted closer to the meeting.
NOTE: Some board members may be attending this meeting remotely.
Start time 9:30 a.m.
Call meeting to order
Notice of Meeting
Approval of Minutes from September 15, 2021
Approval of Minutes from December 8, 2021
Approval of Agenda
Board of Animal Health Update
College of Veterinary Medicine Update
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Update
Linda Glaser, Annie Balghiti
Farmed Cervid Program Update
DNR/CWD in the Wild Update
Update on Task Force on Zoonotic Disease and Traceability in Companion Animals
*Agenda subject to change prior to meeting.