NDA welcomes Dr. Amy Mitchell as State Veterinarian


Ciara Ressel
Public Information Officer I
Sparks, Nev. - April 24, 2020

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) announces Dr. Amy Mitchell as the new state veterinarian. Dr. Mitchell will be stationed at NDA’s Las Vegas, Nev. office and travel throughout the state to oversee Nevada’s animal health programs, regulatory procedures and NDA laboratories.


“We are thrilled to have Dr. Mitchell join our team as the new state veterinarian,” said NDA Director Jennifer Ott. “Her skills and experience will be a great asset to our team and animal industry throughout Nevada.”


Dr. Mitchell joins the NDA from the private industry where she managed a veterinary relief services business. She brings with her 18 years of experience in various aspects of veterinary medicine, including private practice and teaching. Her background includes large and small animal medicine, as well as herd health management.


Dr. Mitchell studied at the University of Kansas and the University of Georgia, prior to earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.


About the Nevada Department of Agriculture

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) mission is to preserve, protect and promote Nevada’s agriculture. The department has 150 dedicated employees providing services in its five divisions, Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition, and Plant Industry. The department’s $232 million budget facilitates regulatory and administrative work in agriculture and food manufacturing industries, protecting public and environmental health and worker safety, and providing food distribution and oversight for the United States Department of Agriculture’s school and community nutrition programs.