Eddie Hamilton

Edward Hamilton, DVM, MAgr

Co-Founder, Board Observer
  • Played a key role in national development of Standardized Performance Analysis (SPA)
  • Co-Founder and member of the Board of Managers of BioDak, LLC
  • Board member of MHCH Family Foundation
  • Past President of the Farm Financial Standards Council

Dr. Edward Hamilton is a large animal veterinarian and entrepreneur who has four decades of experience in food animal production, animal health, agricultural business analysis, and design and construction of animal facilities. He also consulted on animal production challenges for biotechnology companies and was a faculty member at two land grant universities: South Dakota State University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Hamilton also managed several businesses including animal health companies, an animal genetics company, a service and maintenance company, an animal reproduction company, and a farming and ranching operation.

Hamilton has fifteen years of experience in private practice of large animal veterinary medicine in Texas. He also has fifteen years of experience in university teaching and extension experience at South Dakota State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Texas A&M University.

Dr. Hamilton’s primary area of expertise is in the integration of health, production, and financial records for production agriculture. He also played a key role in the national development of Standardized Performance Analysis (SPA), which is a business analysis tool for production agriculture. Along with these, he has also authored and co-authored multiple articles and book chapters on production, financial analysis, and health management programs for beef cattle.

Edward Hamilton has degrees from Texas A&M University including a B.S. in Veterinary Science, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine cum laude, and a Masters of Agriculture Economics. He also serves in leadership and ownership roles for BioDak, LLC., Christiansen Land and Cattle, LTD., Iron Horse Development Company, LLC., and MHCH Family Foundation.

Hamilton is a retired Professor Emeritus of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at South Dakota State University. He was also a Clinical Instructor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

He resides with his wife, Christine, on the family ranch near Oacoma. They have four daughters and eight grandchildren.