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Dr. Logan announces retirement

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

During a Wyoming Livestock Board (WLSB) meeting held June 9, the board announced they had accepted the resignation and retirement of State Veterinarian Dr. Jim Logan. Logan has served the WLSB through two appointed terms, first from 1997-2004 and the second from 2009 until present. Logan served as the assistant state veterinarian from 2007-07 and as a member of the WLSB from 1993-97.  

Throughout his career, Logan has been recognized with the National Assembly of State Animal Health Officials Award, the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Agriculturist of the Year Award and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association Guardian of the Grasslands Award. In addition, Logan has served many organizations, including the Wyoming Wool Growers Association and the American Sheep Industry Association, as well as serving as the chairman of the Riverton Memorial Hospital Board.  

Gov. Mark Gordon shared, “Dr. Logan is a staple of Wyoming and his absence will leave a thoughtful and wise hole in many arenas. His dedication to the veterinary profession, agriculture and his consistently fair approach to challenges that face our producers, wildlife managers and citizens is beyond compare. Jim’s work will be held up as the example of what the state vet should be for years to come.”  

“I’m grateful for his work and wish him nothing but happiness going forward,” Gordon continued. “Most of all, Jim deserves a very large “thank you” from everyone and I’m happy to extend my thanks for his many years of service.”  

On Logan’s retirement, WLSB President Shaun Sims said, “My experience with Jim Logan is that of a man who is committed to the protection and progression of the livestock industry in both the state and national arenas. His work and dedication will be used as an example of what a state veterinarian should be, both now and in the future. Thank you, Jim, for your years of service.”  

WLSB Vice President Kirby Camino noted, “We would like to thank Jim for the time he as put in for the livestock industry, and I want to wish him the best in his future endeavors.” 

“We are a lucky industry to have an individual so dedicated to its protection and improvement,” said WLSB Past President Mark Eisele. “An individual of the highest integrity and reputation.” 

On his retirement, Logan shared, “I want to thank the many livestock boards I’ve worked for, the livestock industry and the many producers I’ve worked with, basically my whole career – both in practice and as the state veterinarian. I appreciate their cooperation and support all these years. “ 

The Wyoming Livestock Roundup would like to congratulate Dr. Logan on an enriching and successful career, and thank him for all of the work he has done to protect Wyoming’s livestock and producers.  

Information in this article was sourced from the Wyoming Livestock Board.  

Averi Hales is the editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup. Send comments on this article to 

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