Dr. Bill Hartmann

Dr. Bill Hartmann

Dr. Hartmann graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. After four years in practice, he returned to the U of M where he completed a pathology residency in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and received his Master’s Degree in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology. He joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Veterinary Services as a Veterinary Medical Officer in 1985.

In 1988 he joined the Minnesota Board of Animal Health as a senior veterinarian in charge of ruminant disease programs. Hartmann was appointed Board of Animal Health executive director and state veterinarian in 2001. Under his direction, the Board has detected and fought against diseases such as chronic wasting disease, influenza in poultry and bovine tuberculosis.

Dr. Dale Lauer

Dr. Dale Lauer

Dr. Lauer graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981 and spent six years in a mixed animal practice in Minnesota where the primary focus was large animal medicine. He began his career with the Board of Animal Health in 1987 as supervisor of the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory (MPTL) in Willmar. In 2002 he was appointed to an assistant director position with the Board in charge of all poultry programs while continuing as director of the MPTL. Dr. Lauer’s responsibilities include implementation and direction of poultry disease programs for the Board and oversight of testing activities and quality assurance programs at the MPTL.

Dr. Kris Petrini

Dr. Kris Petrini

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. Petrini has been an assistant director with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health since 2001. She oversees the scrapie program and also serves as the finance and budget director.

Dr. Paul Anderson

Dr. Paul Anderson

Dr. Anderson earned 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. He has been at the Minnesota Board of Animal Health since 1990. Dr. Anderson directs programs for horses, farmed cervidae and companion animals.

Dr. Linda Glaser

Dr. Linda Glaser

Dr. Glaser graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. She worked in a mixed animal practice for a time and then left private practice due to her interest in wildlife diseases. Dr. Glaser went on to work for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, Wisconsin Division of Public Health and eventually the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an epidemiologist. Dr. Glaser joined the Minnesota Board of Animal Health in 2004 as a senior veterinarian. Her duties include cattle programs and emergency planning.

Dr. Shauna Voss

Dr. Shauna Voss

Dr. Voss received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and her Master of Public Health degree in 2011. She spent five years in private practice before joining the Minnesota Board of Animal Health in 2012 as a senior veterinarian with the poultry division. She currently oversees the permitting process for Board programs, works with Minnesota producers to ensure Board and National Poultry Improvement Plan programs requirements are met, and is the primary contact for our authorized poultry testing agents. Dr. Voss also oversees Salmonella testing activities at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory.

Beth Thompson

Dr. Beth S. Thompson

Dr. Thompson earned her DVM and swine medicine certification from the University of Minnesota Veterinary School in 2007. After graduation, she spent over a year as a swine production system veterinarian for a Minnesota based company. She joined the Board as a senior veterinarian in July 2008 and is currently an assistant director. Dr. Thompson's list of program responsibilities includes traceability, swine, carcass disposal, markets and exhibitions, and data requests. She also has a JD from the William Mitchell College of Law.

Dr. Thompson is proud of her agricultural background; her brother and nephew are the fourth and fifth generation on the family farm.

Dr. Stacey Schwabenlander

Dr. Stacey Schwabenlander

Dr. Schwabenlander graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Public Health in 2007. She spent a year working for the Minnesota Board of Animal Health overseeing the 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 Board in 2010 and is currently overseeing the import/export division and working to advance animal disease traceability. She also directs the rabies program which focuses on investigation of domestic animal exposures to the rabies virus. In addition, she oversees the biologics program and assists with emergency planning.

Ray Scheierl

Ray Scheierl

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. His primary task is the oversight of the Board’s livestock disease surveillance application.

Bethany Hahn

Bethany Hahn

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, newsletter development and website maintenance.