Dr. Liz Wagstrom

Chief Veterinarian 

In her capacity as chief veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council, Dr. Liz Wagstrom works on domestic and international animal health and welfare matters and on-farm production, public health and food-safety issues.

Wagstrom, an internationally recognized expert on pig health, food safety and zoonoses, most recently was associate professor with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Animal Health and Food Safety. Prior to that, she worked for the National Pork Board, first as director of Veterinary Services and more recently as assistant vice president for Science and Technology. Wagstrom also served as an epidemiologist and public health veterinarian for the Minnesota Department of Health.

Wagstrom received a bachelor’s degree in animal science and agricultural economics from the University of Minnesota and earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine and master’s degree in veterinary preventive medicine from Iowa State University. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.