Dr. Matt Ackerman grew up on a small grain and livestock farm around Peoria, IL. He attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural Sciences in 1992 and a D.V.M. in 1995.
Ever since graduating, he has worked in private swine consulting practice. In July 2016, he opened his own practice named Pork Veterinary Solutions.
Pork Veterinary Solutions is currently a solo veterinarian practice that over sees the annual production of approximately 1.5 million pigs (about 1% of US production). The emphasis of the practice is on establishing preventative herd health programs and interpreting production and economic records for commercial swine farms.
Dr. Ackerman and his wife Missy have 3 children.