Dr. Derald Holtkamp is an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostics and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM) in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa US).
Dr. Holtkamp received his DVM, MS in Economics and BS in Agricultural Business with a minor in statistics all from Iowa State University.
Prior to joining Iowa State he was a private veterinary consultant. He has also served as a technical services veterinarian for ADViSYS Inc., a biotechnology company based in Houston, Texas, Vice President of Swine Applications for MetaFarms Inc. and Director of Pork Development for E-Markets, Inc., both information technology companies based in Eagan, Minnesota and Ames, Iowa and as a swine veterinarian and service manager for Smithfield Foods in Warsaw, North Carolina.
Dr. Holtkamp’s research focuses on the economics and risk management of swine disease with an emphasis on PRRS. He is directing the development of the Production Animal Disease Risk Assessment Program (PADRAP) at Iowa State University focusing on development, management and promotion of disease risk assessment tools and databases of completed risk assessments held by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. He has authored or co-authored 17 publications in peer review journals over 70 proceedings articles. He is an active speaker in the US and internationally with over 100 presentations since 2006.