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
Peter Ripka | Cattle Producer, Ogilvie
Graham Brayshaw | Veterinarian, Minneapolis
Erica Sawatzke | Poultry Producer
Next Meeting of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health
The next quarterly meeting of the Board of Animal Health will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, in the Alexandria area, location to be determined.
Start time 9:30 a.m.
Call meeting to order
Notice of Meeting
Approval of Minutes
Approval of Agenda
Board of Animal Health Update
Updated USDA Policy on Intrastate Transport of Pathogens
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Update
College of Veterinary Medicine Update
Courtney Wheeler, Joni Scheftel
Rabies Vaccination Law
Poultry Program Update
Review of Statute Changes to Farmed Cervidae Program
*Agenda subject to change prior to meeting.