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
September 9, 2020 Board Meeting (two parts)
Next Meeting of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health
The next quarterly meeting of the Board of Animal Health will be held in December 2020, starting at 9:30 a.m. Meeting will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams.
Start time 9:30 a.m.
Call meeting to order
Approval of Minutes
Approval of Agenda
Board of Animal Health Update
College of Veterinary Medicine Update
Rabbit Hemmorhagic Disease Virus Update
CWD Research Proposal Overview
Farmed Cervidae Task Force Update
Linda Glaser, Annie Balghiti
Farmed Cervidae Rule Making
Beth Thompson, Linda Glaser
Office of the Legislative Auditor Updates
- Office of the Legislative Auditor Evaluation of the Board’s Farmed Cervid Program
- Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): Department of Natural Resources and Board of Animal Health
- House File-2744
- House File-2973
- House File-3289
- Senate File-2783
- Senate File-3503
- Senate File-3838
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Update
Incident Management Team Actions
USDA Open Comment Period on RFID Tag Transition/Timeline
*Agenda subject to change prior to meeting.