The North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Division protects the health of domestic animals and non-traditional livestock, and administers all rules and orders of the State Board of Animal Health.

The division monitors and regulates animal imports and exports, and traces animal movement; issues and maintains records of official USDA tags and state certificates of veterinary inspection; conducts disease testing on animals and responds to inhumane treatment complaints, inspects auction markets and approves veterinarians to provide market service, and registers feedlots and licenses rendering facilities and dealers of modified life vaccines.

The division trains and coordinates a Reserve Veterinary Corps to assist in emergency situations; and participates in animal emergency preparedness and response on state, regional and national levels; and conducts avian influenza testing, Johne’s disease control program and the National Scrapie Eradication program.

Animal Health Division Contacts

Dr. Beth Carlson, DVM

Deputy State Veterinarian
State Board of Animal Health 600 E Boulevard Ave. Dept. 602 Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
(701) 328-2655 701-220-5194
(701) 328-4567
doa-bah@nd.gov

Dr. Sara McReynolds, DVM

Assistant State Veterinarian
State Board of Animal Health 600 E Boulevard Ave. Dept. 602 Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
701-328-2655 701-202-6251
701-328-4567
doa-bah@nd.gov

Dr. Susan Keller, DVM

North Dakota State Veterinarian
State Board Of Animal Health 600 E Boulevard Ave. Dept. 602 Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
701-328-2655 701-220-0092
701-328-4567
doa-bah@nd.gov