Staff

The State Veterinarian is responsible for animal, poultry and aquatic health. She oversees certification and testing programs to ensure compliance with interstate and international requirements for the exportation of animals, and she assists dairymen in upgrading production techniques to improve milk quality.

She works to prevent the introduction and spread of contagious, infectious, and parasitic disease among poultry and livestock, especially those diseases transmitted to humans, directly or indirectly.

Our veterinarian visits the agricultural fairs which showcase Maine's finest livestock. She ensures compliance of health regulations, and monitors for the presence of disease and the use of illegal drugs in pulling events.

Animal Health Staff Contacts

Michele Walsh, State Veterinarian michele.walsh@maine.gov 207-287-7615
Cindy Kilgore, Livestock Specialist cindy.kilgore@maine.gov 207-215-4968
Beth McEvoy, Asst. State Veterinarian elizabeth.o.mcevoy@maine.gov 207-215-0948
Tom Nelson, Poultry Health Technician thomas.d.nelson@maine.gov 207-557-4623
Melissa Freeman, Office Associate II melissa.freeman@maine.gov 207-287-3701