About Us

The goal of Animal Health, a unit of the Division of Animal and Plant Health, is to prevent the introduction and spread of contagious diseases among poultry and livestock, promote public health and food safety as it relates to zoonotic disease, to enhance the quality and health of livestock, and to maintain fair practices in the buying and selling of poultry and livestock.

Our objective is disease control through regulation and education. We ensure the health of animals to ensure the public health. We provide technical assistance and law enforcement to control livestock and poultry diseases. Enforcement of permit regulations, prompt diagnosis of disease, surveillance testing programs, a reportable disease list, the accreditation of veterinarians, licensed livestock and poultry dealers and auction sales are key activities. The movement of livestock and pets entering Maine is regulated.

Contact Us

Email: AnimalHealth.AGR@maine.gov
Phone: 207-287-3701
Animal Welfare can be reached at: 207-287-3846

Staff Name Specialty Area
Stefanie Bolas State Veterinarian
Taryn Pearson Assistant State Veterinarian
Rachael Fiske Assistant State Veterinarian
Donna Flint Poultry Health Technician
Mark Hedrich Nutrient Management Program
Matt Randall Ag. Compliance Program
Carol Delaney Livestock Specialist