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Nora Wineland, DVM, MS, DACVPM

State Veterinarian

Nora Wineland, DVM, MS, DACVPM, is the State Veterinarian. Dr. Wineland works closely with the staff of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Animal Industry Division (AID), part of the Bureau of Food Safety and Animal Health. Together, they work collaboratively with other agencies, stakeholders, and animal health partners to achieve the mission of protecting, regulating, and promoting animal health throughout the state.

Dr. Wineland has been serving as the State Veterinarian since 2018 and led AID from 2018 to 2023. Prior to joining MDARD, she worked extensively in regulatory medicine designing and implementing national disease eradication programs, developing national livestock health studies, and serving as the first head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Animal Welfare. These experiences helped her to develop a broad network of partnerships and to value collaboration in all her work.

Dr. Wineland earned her DVM from Michigan State University and later received a Master’s in Epidemiology from Colorado State University. Also, she is board certified in veterinary preventive medicine.


Nora Wineland, DVM, MS, DACVPM
Director of the Animal Industry Division