The American Association of Swine Veterinarians’ Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year Award was presented to DeKalb native Dr. Adam Schelkopf during the 49th annual meeting of the AASV in San Diego.
The award is given annually to an AASV member five or fewer years post graduation who has demonstrated the ideals of exemplary service and proficiency early in his or her career.
Schelkopf received his DVM degree in 2012 from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Schelkopf accepted a position as an associate veterinarian with Pipestone Veterinary Services and is currently a partner in Pipestone Holdings. He serves as the health director for the Pipestone System and director of the East Region, working with independent producers across the Midwest.
In addition to his full-time commitment to practicing swine medicine, Schelkopf is finishing his master’s degree at Iowa State University. He has been involved in researching porcine epidemic diarrhea virus immunity in sows and piglets, with special consideration to antibody test interpretation. Schelkopf is a third-generation swine veterinarian.
Schelkopf now resides in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.