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

Paul Hanowski | Vice President of the Board and Poultry Producer, Swanville

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 heldĀ announced soon.

Agenda Items*

Start time TBD

Call meeting to order – Dean Compart

Notice of Meeting

Approval of Minutes

Approval of Agenda

Beth Thompson
Board of Animal Health Update
Legislative Update

Morgan Grelson
Budget Update

Stephan Schaefbauer
USDA Update

Jerry Torrison
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Update

Trevor Ames
University of Minnesota Update



*Agenda subject to change prior to meeting.