December 6, 2018
Dr. Pat Gorden has been elected vice president of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP). He will assume the duties of vice president in September 2019 during the AABP Annual Conference in St. Louis, Mo.
Gorden is a clinical professor specializing in dairy production medicine in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine at Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine. He is also the department‘s Director of Food Supply Veterinary Medicine and lead instructor for professional courses in dairy production medicine, dairy records analysis and applied nutrition of the dairy animal, as well as a graduate level course on applied antimicrobial pharmacology.
Prior to joining the faculty at Iowa State in 2007, Gorden worked at a dairy practice in southwest Wisconsin, served as an adjunct instructor in the Animal Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and was a dairy practitioner in Chandler, Ariz., concentrating on milk quality programs and milking equipment evaluation.
Gorden has served on numerous AABP committees and task forces, along with serving other industry organizations.
“Throughout my career, membership in AABP has been important to me as it provides a unified voice on current issues, cutting-edge continuing education, and an immense opportunity to network with others in the industry,” Gorden notes. “Going forward, I hope to help guide the organization so it achieves and maintains that level of relevance to all of our members.”
Gorden earned his DVM (1993) and PhD (2017) from Iowa State University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Dairy Practice).