This Minnesota animal health vision document is the culmination of more than a year of research and disciplined examination of the world that is evolving to determine how Minnesota’s industry will be impacted by these changes. It is the first paper of its kind that examines six primary bioscience-based industries individually and simultaneously, so that overlapping opportunities can be identified and leveraged. It is intended to help Minnesota decision makers in all sectors involved in the bioscience-based economy. Through the detailed Strategic Flexibility process that has been adopted, information will be made available to leadership so more clear, confident and coordinated decisions about elements of our state’s economic strategy can be made, and our communities’ participation in these industries enhanced. The process is not intended to pick "winners" or "losers" but to make investments that provide Minnesota with the strongest possible infrastructure to help our companies compete now, and in the future, in the industries of their choosing. The goal of this process is to focus on ensuring that Minnesota remains a strong global leader in the animal health industry and helps to shape the industry’s future.