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Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health (SACAH)

The Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health (SACAH) advises the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on matters of animal health and broader issues of public concern. SACAH membership will represent the greater agricultural community and include, for example, animal welfare advocates; local and commercial livestock producers; small and minority farmers; and State and Tribal animal health officials. SACAH will consider and make recommendations on collateral issues involving public health, conservation of natural resources, and the stability of livestock economies.

Status (Charter and Notices)

The current SACAH 2014 - 2016 Charter is effective through August 7, 2016. A notice soliciting for nominations for the next 2-year term was published in the Federal Register on December 3, 2014 (along with Press Release). To be considered for appointment in May 2015, all nominees/applicants must complete Form AD-755 and submit with a resume or CV by or before January 20, 2015.

This Committee represents a broad spectrum of agricultural interests from among the animal health community. Its members will remain culturally, technically, and geographically diverse throughout its tenure. You may share comments or concerns with Committee members, via email at: SACAH Management@aphis.usda.gov.

Committee members for the current term are appointed through May 2015. To be considered for appointment for the next 2-year term (2015 – 2017), all applicants must complete Form AD-755 and submit with a resume by January 20, 2015.  See the Press Release for information.

Contact Information
Please contact us if you have any questions:

R. Jeanese Cabrera
Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
4700 River Road Unit 33
Riverdale, MD 20737
(301) 851-3478

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