Mike Murphy, DVM
Mike Murphy is a veterinary toxicologist and attorney. His wife, also a veterinarian, and two labs – Barney and Bailey – all enjoy being BART volunteers. Mike served as a BART Board Member from 2008-2013.
Chief John Fruetel, Minneapolis Fire
John Fruetel is the Minneapolis Fire Chief. Chief Fruetel was off duty at the Twins game when the 35W Bridge fell. The Minneapolis Fire Department’s Assistant Chief of Operations, at the time, bolted from the Metrodome and was leading the rescue operation minutes later. Fruetel’s leadership brought comfort, care and order to the chaos. He received the Firefighter Ready award at the 2008 Heroes Breakfast, presented by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Red Cross for his leadership during the I-35 bridge collapse in the summer of 2007. John served as a BART Board Member from 2008-2013.
John King, DVM
Dr. John King graduated in 1989 from the University of Minnesota – College of Veterinary Medicine and then completed a large Animal Medicine, Surgery and Theriogenology Internship in 1990 at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada – Atlantic Veterinary College. He has been active in his primarily equine practice from 1990 to present. He served as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine since 2002-2013. Dr King has been a member of the LeSueur Fire Department since 1991. In 2009 he received the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) President’s Award for his “significant contribution to the veterinary profession, MVMA and for promoting the human-animal bond animal health and welfare and public health”. He is married to his wife Kay and has twin daughters Maggie and Molly and a son Evan and numerous animals, large and small. John served as a BART Board Member from 2008-2013.