Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gordon Wenk on Monday announced the selection of Dr. Nora Wineland as the department’s new state veterinarian, effective Monday, November 5, 2018. Wineland replaces Dr. James Averill who is now MDARD’s Deputy Director.
“MDARD is excited to welcome Dr. Wineland back home. As a native Michigander, not only does Dr. Wineland bring with her a commitment to protecting animal health, but also a deep understanding of federal regulations which is important to Michigan’s farmers and ranchers,” said Wenk.
Wineland received her bachelor’s degree in veterinary science as well as her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. She also received a Master of Science degree from Colorado State University.
Wineland currently resides in Missouri but will relocate to Michigan. Dr. Averill will continue to fill in as state veterinarian until November 5, 2018.