State veterinarian appointed
The Wyoming Livestock Board (WLSB) announced July 9 that Dr. Hallie Hasel has been selected to replace retiring State Veterinarian Dr. Jim Logan. Hasel will take over the role on July 16. Hasel has been serving as the assistant state veterinarian for field operations for WLSB since July of 2020.
A WLSB press released shared Hasel previously practiced veterinary medicine in Kansas for 15 years, followed by a lengthy career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services, including serving as the director of the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program on the Texas/Mexico border for six years.
Hasel graduated from the University of Missouri, specializing in foreign animal disease diagnostics and has extensive field and administrative experience in regulatory veterinary medicine, shares WLSB.
“We look forward to working with Dr. Hasel and getting her introduced to Wyoming livestock and veterinary industry stakeholders,” the WLSB press release reads. “As state veterinarian, she will conduct the WLSB Brucellosis program, lead the Animal Health Unit and serve on the administrative team of the agency. The agency is in good shape with an experienced veterinary and technical staff capable of serving the livestock industry.”
WLSB will soon begin recruiting a new field veterinarian to fill the assistant state veterinarian for field operations position.
“Dr. Logan leaves big shoes to fill as state veterinarian, but I have complete confidence in Dr. Hasel’s ability and vision to work alongside Wyoming’s producers in their efforts to protect their livestock from disease,” said WLSB Director Steve True. “We look forward to introducing her to the livestock producers of the state and welcome invitations to meetings of producer groups to that end.”
Hasel shared, “Dr. Jim Logan’s dedication and wisdom has set a precedent for the WLSB. I look forward to continuing the relationship he has established and moving our program forward with new technology.”