Dr. Bret Marsh

State Veterinarian

Indianapolis, IN


Today's animal agricultural industry calls on leaders that are capable of working in concert with others to collaborate in creative endeavors or develop solutions for complicated issues. Dr. Bret Marsh serves as an excellent example of those leadership qualities while enhancing the capabilities of those around him.

In 1994, he was selected and appointed to the position of the Indiana State Veterinarian, making him the youngest State Veterinarian in the country. He has been responsible for administering Indiana animal health laws and implementing statewide and national animal disease control and eradication programs. He has worked to develop strategies to inform the public about zoonotic diseases, food safety concerns and impending animal disease threats. He has provided professional expertise to the Indiana BOAH and its species specific advisory committees, State Annex for Veterinary Medical Emergencies, Indiana Commission on Farm Care, Indiana State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, Indiana Pesticide Review Board, and the Indiana Animal Waste Management Committee. Dr. Bret Marsh has successfully promulgated laws to improve Indiana's animal health programs and eliminated unnecessary restrictions for all species and food industries in a fiscally responsible manner.

Dr. Marsh's leadership style is one of patience and the ability to listen to all sides that allows for the plausible, successful solutions. Dr. Marsh is quick to credit his dedicated staff and progressive breeders that serve in various roles for the professional organizations they represent. He has the ability to make solid decisions for the good of Indiana residents while embracing necessary change to advance the animal agricultural industry.

Congratulations and thank you to Dr. Bret Marsh for your untiring effort, genuine passion for the industry, and positive attitude. You have set the standard for leadership that one should aspire to emulate, not only for the animal agricultural industry in Indiana, but for industries around the world.​​

Department of Animal Sciences, 270 S Russell Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4808

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