The Board of Animal Health is currently operating under telework and staggered shifts for all St. Paul and MPTL office employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We will continue to serve the people and animals of our state to the best of our ability with minimal interruption of our services. The majority of our phone lines have been forwarded and may not be answered. Please leave a message and our staff will return your call as soon as they are able.
In order to reduce delays in our permit request phone line, we also made an online import permit request form available to for imported cattle/bison and restricted movement sheep/goats.
You can also try to contact us via email at one of the addresses below:
- General inquiries: email@example.com
- Deer and Elk program: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Poultry program: email@example.com
- Dogs, Cats and Horses: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our office is located in St. Paul on the Capitol complex. We share space in the Orville L. Freeman building with the Minnesota Departments of Agriculture and Health.
St. Paul Office
|USDA St. Paul Office||651-234-5680|
|USDA Export Office||608-662-0630|
|Companion Animals, Swine, Horses, Carcass Disposal, and Rendering||651-201-6824|
|Markets, Sales and Exhibitions||651-201-6826|
Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory
The Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory (MPTL) is a cooperative venture of the Board of Animal Health and University of Minnesota. Contact the MPTL for information on bird and poultry imports, programs and testing.
622 Business Hwy 71 NE
P.O. Box 126
Willmar, MN 56201
Find Field Staff Nearby
We also have staff members stationed throughout the state. Find your local animal health official on our map below. Board staff are green squares and USDA staff are blue squares. Office locations marked with yellow circles.