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 2016 - 2018 Charter is effective as of September 2, 2016.


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:  

Solicitation of Nominations for Members
Most current Committee members have been appointed through April 15, 2017. Nominations may be made by completing Form AD-755 and submitting it with a resume by November 28, 2016 for the 2017-2019 term to

Contact Information
Please contact us if you have any questions:

Diane L. Sutton
 Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
4700 River Road Unit 43
Riverdale, MD 20737
(301) 851-3509

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