Dr. Gordon was born and raised in southern California, where he was exposed to veterinary medicine at a young age. His father still works as a general practitioner and ultimately was a big influence in his decision to pursue veterinary medicine. Dr. Gordon attended UC Irvine, earning a bachelors degree in Biological Sciences. He then completed his DVM at NC State University in 2016. Dr. Gordon furthered his training with a one-year internship in Atlanta, Georgia and went on to complete a three-year residency in emergency and critical care at the Ohio State University in 2020. Following his residency, his training continued at Ohio State with a fellowship in nephrology and extracorporeal therapies under the mentorship of Dr. Cathy Langston. His areas of interest include acute kidney injury, immune-mediated diseases, sepsis, and extracorporeal therapies.
Dr. Gordon is excited to join the team at CASE to provide cutting-edge therapies to dogs and cats across all of Colorado. Extracorporeal therapies (hemodialysis, hemoperfusion, and apheresis) have become more accessible in veterinary medicine and are used to effectively treat diseases where traditional medical management is unsuccessful. Dr. Gordon enjoys treating all patients requiring extracorporeal blood purification, but his true passion are patients with acute kidney injury. The kidneys have a remarkable ability to heal after injury, but unfortunately require time to regenerate new cells. Hemodialysis is used as a bridge to extend the recovery interval needed for the kidneys to heal. It is remarkable to see how well these cases do with the support early in the disease process. With Dr. Gordon's vested interest in kidneys, he is setting up a Nephrology Service at CASE to support the extracorporeal therapies service for follow-up. These are exciting times in veterinary medicine and our ability to save lives with these modalities. Dr. Gordon is invested in guiding owners through every step of the process when their loved ones undergo these therapies.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Gordon enjoys the outdoors with his lovely girlfriend. She is completing a residency in oncology at Colorado State University. Together they have three cats (Louie, Theo, and Mittens). Dr. Gordon enjoys traveling abroad, playing water polo, swimming, camping, hiking, and golf. You can generally find his girlfriend and him exploring new restaurants and spending time with friends and family.