Dr. Pat Gorden received his DVM in 1993 from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation he accepted a job in a mixed animal practice in Platteville, Wisconsin, primarily doing dairy work. While in Wisconsin he also had a a 1/4 time appointment with the Agriculture Department at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville teaching courses in Animal Science. Starting in 2000 he spent 7 years in a 100% dairy practice in Chandler, Arizona. While in Arizona he received board certification from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, certified in Dairy Practice.
In 2007 he joined ISU’s College of Veterinary Medicine Food Supply Veterinary Services faculty as a senior clinician in dairy practice, working with Iowa dairy farmers and their veterinarians on issues related to dairy heard health and milk quality. In 2010 he was appointed director of Food Supply Veterinary Medicine for VDPAM. He currently serves on the admissions Committee and the Infectious Disease Committee at the CVM and the Board of Directors of the National Mastitis Council as Chair of the Machine Milking Committee.