Ethan grew up on a swine and row-crop farm in southwest Minnesota. He studied animal science at South Dakota State University and continued his education at the University of Minnesota where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015.
After graduation, he moved to Washington, Iowa, where he worked as head veterinarian for Eichelberger Farms until joining Swine Vet Center in May 2021.
Ethan continues to live in southeast Iowa with his wife Elizabeth who works as a mixed-animal veterinarian. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking, hunting and farming with family.