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
January 15, 2020 Board Meeting
April 15, 2020 Board Meeting via videoconference
Next Meeting of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health
The next quarterly meeting of the Board of Animal Health will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Minnesota Farmers Union (305 Roselawn Ave E #200, St Paul, MN 55117).
Start time 9:30 a.m.
Call meeting to order
Approval of Minutes
Approval of Agenda
Board of Animal Health Update
Farmed Cervidae Update / Update on Office of the Legislative Auditor’s Recommendations
College of Veterinary Medicine Update
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Update
*Agenda subject to change prior to meeting.