Gorden Receives Prestigious Award

June 24, 2022

Dr. Pat Gorden, associate professor of veterinary diagnostics and production animal medicine, has been named the 2022 recipient of the West Agro Inc. Award. The award was presented during the American Dairy Science Association annual meeting in Kansas City in June.

In addition to serving as a faculty member in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Gorden is the director of the Food Supply Veterinary program in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostics and Production Animal Medicine including the college's Veterinary Field Services unit. Prior to joining the Iowa State faculty, Gorden worked as a practitioner for the Platteville (Wisconsin) Veterinary Clinic and for Dairy Veterinary Services, a full-service dairy practice in Chandler, Arizona.

His research focus is milk quality, mastitis control and drug residue prevention in milk and meat.

Gorden earned his DVM and PhD from Iowa State and is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. He is currently serving as the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.

The West Agro Inc. Award was created to recognize outstanding research of milk quality as affected by control of mastitis, management of milking, and practices in the production of milk. The winner must have made meritorious scientific or technical contributions in research of one or more of the areas of mastitis, including epidemiology, microbiology, prophylaxis, therapy, immunity, anatomy, and physiology of the mammary gland; milking management and systems related to hygiene, udder health, and milk quality; milk yield, composition, flavor, and microbiological quality as related to feeding or management; detection or analysis of foreign substances in milk or of abnormal milk; prevention or elimination of milk adulteration, particularly by those contaminants that have significance to public health; or product technology.