Erin grew up on a small crop farm near Kaneville, Illinois, with some sheep and other animals, which helped instill her love of animal agriculture. She went on to attend the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine where she honed her passion for swine medicine during summer internships and externships with several major swine companies. She also was fortunate to spend 2 weeks with Swine Vet Center (SVC) during her last year in school. After being awarded a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in June 2021, Erin started work with SVC.
While in veterinary school, Erin became interested in biosecurity research and developed a project to evaluate fogger decontamination efficacy with the Applied Epidemiology Lab. During the 2021 American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) conference, she presented her continued research and won the 2021 AASV Top Student Presenter award.
Erin is excited about her career at SVC and working with the industry’s best producers. She now lives in Mankato, Minnesota, with her significant other Tanner and two border collies. She enjoys going back to Illinois to work on the family farm and also enjoys horseback riding and other outdoor activities with the dogs.