Jessica Gordon

Jessica Gordon

Adjunct Faculty

B.S., D.V.M., D.V.Sc.
 Office: Stewart Bldg. 2538
 519-824-4120 Ext. 58813


Dr. Gordon is a veterinarian and Assistant Professor in Ruminant Health Management at the University of Guelph. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students in beef and dairy health management. She has clinical duties in Ruminant Field Service at the Ontario Veterinary College, where she calls on beef, dairy and small ruminant clients. Her research is focused on metabolic disease in dairy cattle and beef health management.

Research Interests

Jessica Gordon's current research is focused on ketosis treatment in lactating dairy cattle and anthelmintic use on cow-calf operations.  Based on her training in epidemiology and veterinary medicine, Dr. Gordon enjoys research in many areas involving ruminant health.  Her research interests include youngstock, transition dairy cow, and beef cow health and management.

Current Graduate Students

  • Arana Mansouri

Research Interests

Dr. Gordon has clinical duty in the Ruminant Field Service clinic at the Ontario Veterinary College.  In the clinic, she provides herd health, sick animal, and emergency service to beef, dairy, and small ruminant operations.  Her clinical duty allows her to teach technical skills to veterinary students, combining her love of veterinary work and education.


  • Phase 1-3 veterinary students
    • Health Managment I - Introduction to beef health management
    • Clinical Medicine I - Cattle handling, restraint, and physical exam
    • Clinical Medicine II - Medication techniques of cattle
    • Health Management III - Beef health management
    • Food Animal Medicine and Surgery - Lameness
    • Technical training through ride-alongs on Ruminant Field Service
  • Phase 4 veterinary students
    • Ruminant Health Management I - Field Service
    • Beef Health Management

Selected Publications

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