Nevada Department of Agriculture announces new state veterinarian


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ELKO, Nev. - March 07, 2016

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) announced JJ Goicoechea, DVM, as its state veterinarian, based in Elko, Nev., where he will oversee the state’s animal health programs with locations in Elko and Sparks.

Goicoechea started his private practice, Eureka Vet Services, in 2000. In addition to his 17 years in private practice, Goicoechea is actively involved the family ranching operation outside of Eureka, Nev.

Goicoechea received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University and his Bachelor of Science from the University of Nevada, Reno.

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) promotes a business climate that is fair, economically viable and encourages a sustainable environment that serves to protect food, fiber and human health and safety through effective service and education. NDA includes the divisions of Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition and Plant Industry.