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.

Contact the Board Members

Dean Compart | President of the Board and Swine Producer, Nicollet

Paul Hanowski | Vice President of the Board and Poultry Producer, Swanville

Matt Anderson, DVM | Veterinarian, Zumbrota

Peter Ripka | Cattle Producer, Ogilvie

Graham Brayshaw | Veterinarian, Minneapolis

Next Meeting of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health

The next quarterly meeting of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in Room 280 at the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, 1333 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108.

Agenda Items

9:30 a.m.

Call meeting to order – Dean Compart

Notice of Meeting

Approval of Minutes

Approval of Agenda


Bob Morrison
Swine Health Monitoring Project

Beth Thompson
Board of Animal Health Update
Legislative Update

Morgan Grelson
Budget Update

Stephan Schaefbauer
USDA Update

Jerry Torrison
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Update

Albert Rovira
Pathogen Discovery at the U of M Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Dale Lauer
Avian Influenza Update


12:00 p.m. Lunch


Joni Scheftel
Hanta Virus

Paul Anderson, Michelle Carstensen
Chronic Wasting Disease Update

Trevor Ames
University of Minnesota Update


Adjourn