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
Vacant | Vice President of the Board, Livestock Producer
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 September 19, 2018, at the Minnesota Animal Humane Society, 845 Meadow Lane N., Golden Valley, MN 55422.
Start time 9:30 a.m.
Call meeting to order
Notice of Meeting
Approval of Minutes
Approval of Agenda
Board of Animal Health Update
African Swine Flu in China
University of Minnesota Update
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Update
Virulent Newcastle Disease in California
Farmed Cervidae Update
CWD testing requirements at slaughter
Fall CWD Surveillance Plans and Southeast Minnesota Deer Study
Agriculture Response Management and Resources
Animal Disease Traceability Update
Compliance Procedures at the Board
*Agenda subject to change prior to meeting.