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.
Call meeting to order – Dean Compart
Notice of Meeting
Approval of Minutes
Approval of Agenda
Swine Health Monitoring Project
Board of Animal Health Update
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Update
Pathogen Discovery at the U of M Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Avian Influenza Update
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Paul Anderson, Michelle Carstensen
Chronic Wasting Disease Update
University of Minnesota Update