A Cal Poly professor and head of the Animal Science Department was selected by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday to the California Veterinary Medical Board.
Dr. Jaymie Jo Noland, 59, of San Luis Obispo will join the regulatory agency, a division of the Department of Consumer Affairs, which oversees licensing of veterinarians and their facilities as well as enforcement of the California Veterinary Medicine Practice Act.
Noland has been an animal sciences professor at the university since 1998 and the head of the department since 2013, according to a news release by the governor’s press office.
Noland, a Republican, was an associate veterinarian at the South County Veterinary Hospital in Arroyo Grande from 1991 to 1996 and the Oak Park Veterinary Clinic in Grover Beach from 1996 to 2000.
According to her Cal Poly faculty profile, Noland earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science and doctorate in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University.
Noland could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.
The position does not require Senate confirmation, and the compensation is $100 per diem, according to the governor’s office.