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
February 24, 2021 Board Meeting
Next Meeting of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health
The next quarterly meeting of the Board of Animal Health will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. on Microsoft Teams.
Join the meeting:
- Online: Join the meeting on Microsoft Teams
- Call in: 1-651-395-7448, Conference ID: 217223400#
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
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Update
CWD Research Update
Annie Balghiti, Linda Glaser
Farmed Cervidae Rule Making
H6N1 Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Update
Appointment of Board Leadership
Appointment of Executive Director
*Agenda subject to change prior to meeting.