Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Animal Health Commission, Texas*

13 Members - Term: 6 Years

General Information

Agency #: 554 2105 Kramer LaneP.O. Box 12966Austin 78711-2966

Members

Office Office Holder Represents / Term Ends
Chair Coleman H. Locke Beef Cattle Industry, 09-06-2021
Commissioner(s) Jim Eggleston Represents General Public, 09-06-2021
Jimmie Ruth Evans Sheep and Goat Industry, 09-06-2025
Melanie Johnson, Ed.D. General Public, 09-06-2025
Ken Jordan Livestock Market, 09-06-2025
Barret J. Klein Swine Industry, 09-06-2025
Wendee C. Langdon Ph.D. Represents General Public, 09-06-2023
Joe L. Leathers Equine Industry, 09-06-2025
Thomas Eugene Oates Exotic Livestock/Fowl Industry, 09-06-2025
Joseph G. "Joe" Osterkamp Dairy Industry, 09-06-2023
Keith M. Staggs Poultry Industry, 09-06-2023
Leo Vermedahl, Ph.D. Feedlot Industry, 09-06-2023
Mike Vickers, D.V.M. Veterinary Profession, 09-06-2021

Staff

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Director Andy Schwartz, D.V.M. (512) 719-0704
Chief of Staff Larissa Schmidt (512) 719-0701
Deputy Chief of Staff Myra Sines (512) 719-0722
Asst. Exec. Director Animal Health Programs Angela Daniels, D.V.M. (512) 719-0732
Government Industry Relations/Rules & Policies Specialist Carolyn Beck (512) 719-0760
State Epidemiologist Susan Rollo, D.V.M. (512) 719-0770
General Counsel Mary Luedeker (512) 719-0718
Executive Assistant Amanda Bernhard (512) 719-0704
Director of Emergency Management Jeff Turner (512) 719-0786
Director of Financial Services Steven Luna (512) 719-0755 / (512) 719-0769

Amarillo

3822 Business Park Drive
Amarillo, TX 79110
(806) 354-9335
(806) 354-2809
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Office Office Holder (512) Phone / Fax
Region Director Sherri Gress, D.V.M

Beeville

1824 S. Washington Street
Beeville, TX 78102
(361) 358-3234
(361) 358-0101
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Office Office Holder (512) Phone / Fax
Director Steve Velasco, D.V.M.

Laredo

500 East Mann Road
Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 568-5741
(956) 568-5237
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Office Office Holder (512) Phone / Fax
Regional Director Muzafar Makhdoomi, D.V.M.

Stephenville

942 Bluebonnet Street
Stephenville, TX 76401
(512) 556-6277
(512) 556-6415
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Office Office Holder (512) Phone / Fax
Director Pete Fincher D.V.M.

Sulphur Springs

1400 College St., Suite 133
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
(903) 572-1966
(903) 572-1114
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Office Office Holder (512) Phone / Fax
Director Hank Hayes, D.V.M.

Rockdale

130 East Bell St.
Rockdale, TX 76567
(512) 446-2507
(512) 446-5373
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Office Office Holder (512) Phone / Fax
Director Tommy Barton, D.V.M.

State-Federal Laboratory

8200 Cameron Road, Ste. A186
Austin, TX 78754
(512) 832-6580
(512) 832-6803
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Office Office Holder (512) Phone / Fax
Laboratory Supervisor Roger Parker, D.V.M.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2021.