State Veterinarians

View the State Veterinarian’s Roles and Responsibilities

State Veterinarians benefit from the Animal Health Network through …

  • Protection of local, state, and/or national animal agriculture industry
  • A tool to reach underserved communities of livestock and poultry owners with accurate and timely animal health alerts and information
  • Increased awareness in underserved non-commercial livestock and poultry communities of potential dangers/hazards to livestock, poultry and family members from an animal disease
  • Increased awareness of underserved non-commercial livestock and poultry communities of proper procedures to reduce risk to livestock, poultry and family members from an animal disease
  • Increased confidence of non-commercial livestock and poultry communities in the office of the State Veterinarian
  • Prevention of panic that can be caused by misinformation or sensationalism