Our Team

Suidae Veterinarians

Pictured left to right: Dr. Todd Distad, Dr. Trevor Schwartz, Dr. Ron Brodersen, Dr. Amber Stricker, Dr. Brandi Burton, Dr. Jason Kelly, Dr. Chris Deegan, Dr. Matt Anderson

Matt S. Anderson, DVM

Dr. Anderson obtained his DVM from Iowa State University in 1999. He is originally from Stuart, IA where he grew up on a diverse family farm with hogs, cattle and row crops. Dr. Anderson recently served as the 2013 American Association of Swine Veterinarians President. He currently resides with his family in Algona, IA.

Todd A. Distad, DVM

Dr. Distad graduated with his DVM in 2001 from the University of Minnesota. He was raised in Kasson, MN and previously served 13 years in the military. He is a 2009 graduate of the Executive Veterinary Program and specializes in boar stud consultation. He currently resides with his wife in Morris, MN.

Jason A. Kelly, DVM

Dr. Kelly graduated from Purdue University with his DVM in 2003 and was named Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year in 2007. He was raised on a swine and grain farm near Kokomo, IN. He currently resides with his family in Algona, IA.

Amber M. Stricker, MS, DVM

Dr. Stricker grew up on a small swine and grain farm near St. Ansgar, IA. She is a 2008 graduate from Iowa State University where she also obtained a Masters degree in Veterinary Microbiology and was named Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year in 2013. She currently resides with her family in St. Ansgar, IA.

Trevor J. Schwartz, DVM

Originally from a small swine and cattle farm near Gilbert, IA. Dr. Schwartz obtained his DVM from Iowa State University in 2013. He then went on to practice at Monticello Veterinary Clinic, a mixed animal clinic before he joined Suidae in the spring of 2014. He currently resides with his family  in Lake City, IA.

Chris Deegan, DVM

Dr. Deegan Received his DVM from the University of Minnesota in 2018 and took a job with Suidae right out of veterinary school. He is originally from St. Paul, MN and developed his interest for swine medicine and production through his undergraduate and veterinary studies. He currently resides in Brooten, Minnesota.

 Brandi Burton, DVM

Dr. Burton received her DVM from the University of Illinois in 2019 and took a job with Suidae right out of veterinary school. She is originally from Mt. Prospect, IL and developed her interest in swine medicine and production through the Animal Science department at the University of Illinois as an undergraduate and participating in the Iowa State University Swine Veterinary Internship Program in veterinary school. She currently resides in Algona, IA.


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