Dr. Paul Anderson
Dr. Paul Anderson has been at the Minnesota Board of Animal Health since 1990, and currently directs programs for horses and farmed cervidae. He obtained his DVM degree from Iowa State University in 1975, then spent 11 years in private practice. In 1988, Dr. Anderson earned a Master’s degree in epidemiology and public health from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Dale Lauer
Dr. Dale Lauer graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981 and spent six years in a mixed animal practice. He began working with the Board of Animal Health in 1987 as the supervisor of the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar. In 2002 he was appointed Assistant Director with the Board in charge of all poultry programs . He has received two awards recognizing his service to the Minnesota turkey industry: The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association 2002 President’s Award and the 2006 Ranelius Award.
Dr. Kris Petrini
Dr. Petrini has been an Assistant Director with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health since 2001. Currently she oversees the small ruminant and companion animal programs and works with the bovine tuberculosis program. Dr. Petrini graduated in 1979 from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine. After spending 10 years in private practice, she worked for 13 years at the Minnesota Zoo as the Animal Health Manager and Senior Veterinarian.
Dr. Linda Glaser
Dr. Glaser graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. After graduation, she worked in a mixed animal practice. Interested in wildlife diseases, Dr. Glaser left private practice to work for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the United States Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, the Wisconsin Division of Public Health and eventually the United Stated Department of Agriculture as an epidemiologist. Dr. Glaser joined the Minnesota Board of Animal Health in 2004 as a Senior Veterinarian.
Ray Scheierl graduated from St. Cloud State University in 1981 with a BS in Computer Science and BA in Biology. After graduation Ray spent 14 years as an Operating System developer with UNISYS Corporation. Ray followed this experience with 10 years at Thomson Prometric overseeing the software development and network in test assessment services. Ray started with the Board of Animal Health in 2005 and presently manages the Information Technology group.
Dr. Stacey Schwabenlander
Dr. Schwabenlander graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Public Health in 2007 with her doctorate in veterinary medicine and a master's degree in public health. She spent a year working for the Minnesota Board of Animal Health overseeing the state Johne's disease program, emergency planning, and imports/exports for equine, swine, and farmed cervids. Dr. Schwabenlander then moved to Wisconsin and spent two years at a progressive small animal practice in Green Bay. She returned to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health in 2010 and is currently overseeing the import/export division along with the rabies, companion animal, and biologics programs. She also assists with emergency planning.
Dr. Beth S. Thompson
Dr. Thompson earned her DVM from the University of Minnesota Veterinary School in 2007, and spent over a year as a swine production system veterinarian. She joined the Board as a Senior Veterinarian in July 2008. Her current list of program responsibilities includes bovine TB, swine, garbage feeding, carcass disposal, rules, and data requests. Dr. Thompson also has a JD from William Mitchell College of Law.
Dr. Shauna Voss
Dr. Voss is a 2004 graduate of the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she spent 5 ½ years in a small animal practice in the Twin Cities. In 2009, Dr. Voss was accepted into the Veterinary Public Health Residency program at the University of Minnesota, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety where she received a Master of Public Health and became board certified with the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. In 2012, Dr. Voss joined the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory as a Senior Veterinarian where she works with poultry programs and various laboratory activities.
Bethany Hahn earned an Associate Degree in Veterinary Assisting from the Minnesota School of Business in 2001. She worked as a technician in a companion animal veterinary clinic for two years before beginning her career at the Board of Animal Health in 2003. Bethany worked on many of the Board’s programs, including farmed cervidae, swine garbage feeding, Johne’s disease and animal traceability prior to joining the communications division in 2008. She has served as the Board’s communications director since 2012. Bethany’s duties include stakeholder and media relations, event planning, and e-newsletter and presentation development.