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.

Board Members

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

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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.

Agenda Items*

Start time 9:30 a.m.

Dean Compart
Call meeting to order
Notice of Meeting
Approval of Minutes
Approval of Agenda

Beth Thompson
Board of Animal Health Update

John Deen
African Swine Flu in China

Stephan Schaefbauer
USDA Update

Trevor Ames
University of Minnesota Update

Jerry Torrison
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Update

Dale Lauer
Poultry Update

Mary Donahue
Virulent Newcastle Disease in California

Linda Glaser
Farmed Cervidae Update

Laurie Seale
CWD testing requirements at slaughter

Michelle Carstensen
Fall CWD Surveillance Plans and Southeast Minnesota Deer Study

Greg Suskovic
Agriculture Response Management and Resources

Stacey Schwabenlander
Animal Disease Traceability Update

Courtney Wheeler
Compliance Procedures at the Board



*Agenda subject to change prior to meeting.