GVL Dairy Industry Expert Patrick Gorden

by Rebecca Haugland | September 4, 2019

The GVL® Expert Council was created to better understand our customers’ needs by providing industry knowledge and expertise for product development. We are featuring our Expert Council members on our blog so you can learn more about their fields of research and the experience they bring to GVL.

Dr. Patrick Gorden is a 1993 graduate of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Pat joined the Platteville Veterinary Clinic (PVC), a predominantly dairy practice in Wisconsin. During this time, he also served as an adjunct instructor in animal science at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

In 2000, Pat joined Dairy Veterinary Services (DVS), a full-service dairy practice in Chandler, Arizona. As a practitioner, he provided dairy health and production services to farms that ranged in size from 400 to 9,000 cows. While he enjoys helping producers maintain the health of their herds, his real passion is in the development of quality milk programs and milking equipment evaluation.

A supporter of lifelong learning, Pat earned board certification from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Dairy) in 2004, a PhD in Veterinary Microbiology from ISU in 2017, and board certification with the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology in 2018.

In 2007, Pat and his family relocated back to Ames, IA, when he joined the faculty at ISU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is an Associate Professor, specializing in dairy production medicine and clinical pharmacology, in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM). In May 2010, he was appointed as the department’s Director of Food Supply Veterinary Medicine.

His typical day includes providing clinical service to dairy clients, teaching dairy production medicine to veterinary students, collaborating on research projects, interaction with industry, and departmental administration.

Pat and his wife of 30 years, Kelly, are the proud parents of three children.

GVL appreciates the expertise and knowledge that Dr. Gorden brings to the GVL Expert Council, as well as our webinars and events.