Dr. Locke Karriker completed his DVM degree at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. While at Mississippi State, he also completed a Master’s degree focused on swine production medicine. After graduation, he was a herd veterinarian at Seaboard Farms in Guymon, Oklahoma, for four years. He joined the ISU CVM faculty in 2003 and is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the Swine Medicine Education Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine. His primary appointment focuses on teaching swine production medicine to veterinary students and developing advanced training for practitioners. He earned Diplomat status in the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine in 2006. His research is focused on swine disease treatment and pharmacology. He was recognized with the 2011 William O. Reece Award for Outstanding Academic Advising at Iowa State University and is the 2012 Alumnus of the Year for the College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU.