The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is a small state agency that manages voluntary and mandatory programs that focus on controlling and eradicating animal disease in Minnesota's domestic animal populations.
Minnesota Board of Animal Health
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155
Office staff phone directory
Locate your field staff by clicking in your region of the state in the map below.
A printable PDF map is also available.
Statutes and Rules
In 1903, lawmakers recognized the value of protecting animal agriculture in Minnesota by establishing the Minnesota Livestock Sanitary Board.
Today, this organization is known as the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. The Board operates under the direction of a five-member citizen board consisting of livestock producers and veterinarians appointed by the Governor. The Board members appoint the Board’s Executive Director.
In more than 100 years of service to Minnesota, the Board has had only seven executive directors:
|Dr. W.L. Hartmann||2001-Present|
|Dr. T.J. Hagerty||1985-2001|
|Dr. J.G. Flint||1960-1984|
|Dr. R.L. West||1942-1959|
|Dr. C.E. Cotton||1919-1942|
|Dr. M.S. Whitcomb||1907-1908|
|Dr. S.H. Ward||1903-1907, 1908-1919|