Dr. Merkwan is a 2014 graduate of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. His professional interests include Exotic Animal and Poultry Medicine, Canine and Feline Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Parasitology. Some of the professional organizations that Dr. Merkwan is a member of include the American Association of Feline Practitioners, Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, The American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, American Veterinary Medical Association, Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association and he is a board member of the Nebraska Academy of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Merkwan lives with his wife, two dogs and many exotic animal pets including lizards, snakes, a tortoise, and multiple fish tanks. In his free time Dr. Merkwan likes to go hiking and fishing.