Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health Seeks Membership Nominations
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has established the Secretary’s advisory committee on animal health and is seeking nominations for membership on the committee. Membership is for a two-year period.
The committee will advise the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on actions necessary to prevent, conduct surveillance or monitor and control or eradicate animal diseases of national importance. In doing so, the committee will consider the implications of public health, conservation of natural resources and the stability of livestock economies.
Nominations are being sought from interested organizations and individuals. An organization may nominate individuals from within or outside its membership. Appointments to the committee will be made by the Secretary of Agriculture and equal opportunity practices, consistent with USDA policies, will be followed in making committee appointments.
Consideration will be given to nominations received on or before Aug. 2. Send nominations to Michael R. Doerrer, chief operating officer, USDA’s Animal and Plant health Inspection Service, veterinary services program, 4700 River Road, Unit 58, Riverdale, Md. 20737;
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