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.
Contact the Board Members
Dean Compart | President of the Board and Swine Producer, Nicollet
Holly Neaton, DVM | Vice President of the Board and Veterinarian, Watertown (Dr. Neaton is an outgoing member of the board)
Paul Hanowski | Poultry Producer, Swanville
Matt Anderson, DVM | Veterinarian, Zumbrota
Peter Ripka | Cattle Producer, Ogilvie
*Appointee Graham Brayshaw, DVM will officially begin his duties on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.
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 7, 2016. The meeting is in the auditorium at the MinnWest Technology Campus:
1800 Technology Dr NE
Willmar, MN 56201
The agenda listed below is only a draft.
Call meeting to order – Dean Compart
Notice of Meeting
Approval of Minutes
Approval of Agenda
College of Veterinary Medicine – Trevor Ames
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory update – Jerry Torrison
USDA update – Stephan Schaefbauer
Budget/finance update : emergency planning – Morgan Grelson
Newcastle Disease in cormorants – Dale Lauer, Greg Suskovic
Overview of MPTL operations – Dale Lauer
NPIP update – Dale Lauer
Seneca Virus update – Greg Suskovic
Salmonella in baby poultry – Shauna Voss, Stacy Holzbauer