Pat Gorden, DVM

Director, Food Supply Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University

Dr. Patrick Gorden is a 1993 graduate of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Pat joined the Platteville Veterinary Clinic (PVC), a predominantly dairy practice in Wisconsin. In 2000, he joined Dairy Veterinary Services, a full-service dairy practice in Chandler, Arizona. As a practitioner, he provided dairy health and production services to farms that ranged in size up to 9000 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.

In 2007, Pat and his family relocated back to Ames, IA, when he joined the faculty at ISU’s College Veterinary Medicine. He is currently an Associate Professor specializing in dairy production medicine in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM). A supporter of lifelong learning, Pat earned board certification from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Dairy) in 2004, received his PhD in Veterinary Microbiology in 2017, and board certification with the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology in 2018.

Pat has been an active member of the American Association of Veterinary Practitioners (AABP) since veterinary school. He has been a member on multiple committee and is currently the organization’s President-elect. He has been the AVMA/AABP liaison to the National Conference of Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) since 2012, where he serves on the Appendix N subcommittee, which develops drug-testing programs for milk. He also serves on NCIMS’ Executive Board as the University Liaison, the first veterinarian to serve in this role. Pat is an active member in the National Mastitis Council and serves on the Expert Council for Global Vet Link

Pat and his wife of 31 years, Kelly, are the proud parents of three college aged children.