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Bureau of Regulatory Services

Statutory References

The Bureau of Regulatory Services enforces laws relating to milk safety, and, in the domestic animal realm, deals with animal control, animal population control, importation, and health issues. The Bureau also plays a critical role in the control of rabies in Connecticut. 

Director:  Bruce A. Sherman, DVM, MPH                                                                 

Assistant Director:  Wayne Kasacek

State Veterinarian: Mary Jane Lis, MS, DVM, PhD

Agricultural Commodities:  

Wayne Nelson, Representative
Resha Jacquier, Representative
Kate Nelson, Representative
Matthew Snurkowski, Representative
Katie Yuhas, Representative
Mark Zotti, Representative    

Agricultural Licensing Unit

Paula Butler, Licensing and Applications Specialist
Melissa Hyjek, Processing Technician
Paula Majewski, Processing Technician  

Animal Control Unit:

Jeremiah Dunn, Chief State Animal Control Officer

Kelli Baker, Officer
Charles DellaRocco, Officer
Barbara Godejohn, Officer 
Dean Gates, Officer
Nancy Jarvis, Officer
Tanya Wescovich, Officer
Gary Wilson, Officer

Animal Livestock and Health:

Elizabeth Hall, Representative
Willow Lake, Representative
Tim McGuire, Representative
James Sullivan, Representative 

Animal Population Control Program

Paula Majewski, Processing Technician

CT Animal Traceability (CAT):

Elizabeth Hall, Program Representative

Connecticut Hemp Research Pilot Program

Wayne Nelson, Representative
Kate Nelson, Representative
Matthew Snurkowski, Representative

Fruit and Vegetable Growers Inspection Programs

Resha Jacquier, Representative
Katie Yuhas, Representative
Mark Zotti, Representative    

Milk Safety:

James Allyn, Representative
Elizabeth Hall, Representative
Jane Murdock, Representative
Kurt Nieminen, Representative
Chris Stroker, Representative

Executive Assistant to the Director: vacancy

Bureau Secretary: Charmaine Davis


Visit the following links for information that fall under the purview of the Bureau of Regulation and Inspection:

Agricultural Commodities: oversight of the regulations and statutes for manufacture and sales of animal feeds, pet foods, seeds, fertilizer, eggs, apples

Agricultural Licensing Unit: license, registration and permitting

Animal Control: domestic animals, kennels, pet stores, animal bites, rabies

Animal Health: testing and surveillance, information on programs

Animal Population Control: dog and cat spay/neuter, vaccinations, application to license dogs, vehicle "pet" plate, feral cat grant program

CT Animal Traceability System (CATS): USDA identification program

Connecticut Hemp Research Pilot Program implementation and oversight of the production and harvesting of Hemp

Dairy Farms of Distinction: awards for outstanding farms

Fruit and Vegetable Growers Inspection Programs: implementation and oversight of Food Safety Modernization Act and CT Good Agricultural Practices

Milk Safety: surveillance and testing, advisory, implementation of the PMO

    Milk Storage Recommendations

Rabies Manual

Small Poultry Processor Inspection Program Compliance Guide

    Poultry Slaughter Flow Chart

State Veterinarian

Voluntary Small Shell Egg Processing Plant Inspection Program Compliance Guide

West Nile Virus