New Salem dairy producer named to animal health board

BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple has appointed Kristi Doll of New Salem to the North Dakota State Board of Animal Health (BAH).

Doll succeeds Nathan Boehm, Mandan, who served 14 years as the dairy representative on the nine–member board.

A native of Orr in Grand Forks County, Doll graduated as a veterinary technician from North Dakota State University. She and her husband, Mark, and their four children operate a dairy and grain farm near New Salem.

The BAH protects the health of North Dakota domestic animals and nontraditional livestock through quarantines, vaccination and importation testing requirements and other regulatory measures. The state veterinarian carries out the board's orders and rules.

Members, appointed by the governor to seven-year terms, represent the registered purebred cattle, sheep, commercial beef cattle, swine, dairy cattle, bison and non-traditional livestock sectors of North Dakota livestock industry. The members also include two veterinarians. 

In addition to Doll, current board members include Melvin Leland, president; Dr. W.P. Tidball, Dr. Morgan Dallman, David Pearson, Joel Olson, Daryl Dukart, Dr. Kenneth Throlson and Shawn Schafer.