Governor-elect Eric Holcomb continues to fill key administrative positions and does so with few changes. On Friday, Holcomb announced that Dr. Bret Marsh would remain as State Veterinarian and head of the Indiana Board of Animal Health. Marsh received national recognition for his oversight of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak in SE Indiana earlier this year.
Bret Marsh has served as the Indiana State Veterinarian since January of 1994. Marsh has spent his entire career with the Indiana Board of Animal Health, holding positions such as Director of Swine Health Programs and as a supervisor and training officer in the meat and poultry inspection area. Marsh is on a special detail for the USDA Secretary’s Homeland Security Staff, has been President of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, and served as the First Vice President of the U.S. Animal Health Association. He has served in the AVMA House of Delegates for nearly a decade. Marsh was given the Sagamore of the Wabash in 1997 by Governor Evan Bayh and is a graduate and Distinguished Alumnus of both Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agriculture.