Oedekoven announced as new SD State Veterinarian
PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Animal Industry Board has named Dr. Dustin Oedekoven (OH’-dih-koh-ven) as State Veterinarian and Executive Secretary of the South Dakota Animal Industry Board.
Oedekoven has served since March as the Acting State Veterinarian, following the retirement of former State Veterinarian Dr. Sam Holland.
Oedekoven has worked for the Animal Industry Board since 2003 as a staff veterinarian and as assistant state veterinarian. He previously was in a private veterinary practice in Wyoming.
“I’m proud to be of assistance to the livestock industry, which is such a vital segment of the South Dakota economy,” Oedekoven said. “Ensuring livestock health standards is of paramount importance to both producers and consumers.
Dr. Oedekoven is a graduate of Iowa State University and South Dakota State University.
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