State Vet Welcomed by Colleagues
New Colorado State Veterinarian Dr. Maggie Baldwin begins her position with enthusiastic support from colleagues at the Department of Agriculture.
Colorado Proud Program Manager Danielle Trotta says she is happy to welcome the new state vet for a host of reasons.
Trotta: “ I’m just so excited. The Colorado Department of Agriculture has been making history for the past couple of years elevating women to these great positions. We started with Commissioner Kate as the first women commissioner and now we have our first Colorado State Veterinarian Maggie Baldwin. She just really stepped up to the plate during the pandemic and worked with the Governor’s office and emergency response and put her skill set to good use. She’s young, she has a family and we’re just happy to see her excel and plant her roots and do great things in that position.”
In the role, Dr. Baldwin will manage CDA’s Animal Health division, direct and execute all of the division's programs, and cooperative agreements with other state agencies.
She has served as Epidemiology Traceability Veterinarian and most recently as the Colorado Assistant State Veterinarian, a role that focused on emergency management and disease response activities, overall management of division activities, and supporting the mission of the Animal Health Division.
Retiring state veterinarian Keith Roehr said Baldwin " earned the much-deserved respect from veterinarians, emergency responders, livestock producers. Colorado animal regulatory medicine will be in such capable hands."